Playwright, novelist, pianist/songwriter
In discussion with Ken Gass Artistic Director, Canadian Rep Theatre
Please join the Faculty of Communication & Design in welcoming one of Canada’s foremost indigenous voices, Tomson Highway, to the Ryerson campus. In this candid discussion with Ken Gass, Highway will talk about his own award winning work, accomplishments and the status of Native Canadian literature.
Tomson Highway enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter. His best known works are the plays, THE REZ SISTERS, DRY LIPS OUGHTA MOVE TO KAPUSKASING, ROSE, ERNESTINE SHUSWAP GETS HER TROUT, and the best-selling novel, KISS OF THE FUR QUEEN. For many years, Highway ran Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts (based in Toronto), out of which has emerged an entire generation of professional Native playwrights, actors and, more indirectly, the many other Native theatre companies that now dot the country. Highway is also the first aboriginal writer to be inducted into the Order of Canada.
Ken Gass is a key figure in the development of Canadian theatre, founding director of Toronto’s Factory Theatre, and the current Artistic Director of The Canadian Rep Theatre.
WHAT:FCAD Dean's Lecture Series with Tomson Highway
DATE:October 29 - October 29, 2013 TIME:6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This is a ticketed but free event. Please RSVP