Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Winners of the Doras and Jessies

Awards season is in full swing, and we could not be more thrilled that a handful of our titles were nominated for the 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. We're even more pleased that some of them have been named winners!

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2013 Dora Awards, including:

Jordan Tannahill who won Outstanding New Play in the Theatre for Young Audiences Division for rihannaboi95. Keep an eye out in the fall when we publish a collection of Jordan's plays, including rihannaboi95 in Age of Minority: Three Plays.

Kristen Thomson who won Outstanding New Play in the General Theatre Division for Someone Else.

Marjorie Chan who took home the Outstanding New Opera in the Musical Theatre/Opera Division for The Lesson of Da Ji.

The Little Years picked up a handful of awards for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Performance, and Arigato, Tokyo also won for Outstanding Scenic Design.

And last but not least, congratulations to Yvette Nolan whose play, The Unplugging won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Six Questions for Colleen Murphy

Literatured recently spoke with award-winning author Colleen Murphy about her new book, The Goodnight Bird published in April.

Check out Colleen's website for more information about her upcoming works.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Joseph Jomo Pierre on Shakespeare's Nigga

When J. Kelly Nestruck of the Globe and Mail asked Joseph Jomo Pierre, author of Shakespeare’s Nigga why he felt the impulse to talk back to Othello in his play, he explained it like this:

For myself, it’s that, beneath it all, I am a person of colour in this art world. In some ways, you feel like you are Shakespeare’s nigga. I think Othello speaks to us who feel like we’re on the sidelines. We’re the spear carriers and we don’t want to be the spear carriers.” 

Read the full interview here.

Shakespeare’s Nigga is now available from bookstores and in our online store.