The StFX English Department is pleased to host a guest talk by Canadian playwright and StFX Honourary Degree recipient Djanet Sears: "Shakespeare, Shaw and Me: Repositioning Center; Confessions of a Reluctant Playwright."
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Dennis Hall, Coady Institute
This event is co-sponsored by the StFX Department of English, Academic Vice President, Dean of Arts, and Associate Vice President – Research, Graduate and Professional Studies.
About the Speaker
Celebrated Canadian playwright Djanet Sears is the recipient of a Governor General's Literary Award, Canada’s highest literary honour for dramatic writing; she is also an acclaimed theatre director, and an assistant professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work has graced the stages of Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Old Vic, among many others. Additionally, Djanet’s plays have been widely published and translated. Her play The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, won 6 META Awards, after a successful run at the National Arts Centre and The Centaur Theatre. Harlem Duet, another of her multiple Award-winning plays, is a prequel to Shakespeare’s Othello, and was featured as part of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival season. She is a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and the editor of two anthologies: Testifyin': Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vols. I & II. She is currently working on two new works for the stage.