Featured Member — Valerie Sing Turner

  • Kim Harvey’s Kamloopa, which offered so much joy and laughter throughout the wacky journey of three young women trying to understand what it means to be Indigenous today in the wake of Canada’s brutal history and ongoing colonialism. I felt privileged to be privy to the characters’ vulnerability, desperation, and longing to belong, feelings that strongly resonate with my experiences of alienation in this country as a woman of East Asian heritage.
  • Nine Dragons, by Jovanni Sy, is a super-smart noir mystery that sharply and cleverly skewers British colonialism in 1920s Hong Kong. For me, the split scene in Act II was a masterclass of our craft.
  • I loved how Carmen Aguirre’s Anywhere But Here revelled in its gloriously bold vision and magic realism. And Lesley Ewen’s Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) was simply brilliant.

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