Featured Member — Valerie Sing Turner

  • The Yoko Ono Project by Jean Yoon, a piece ahead of its time for exploring the intersections of anti-Asian racism and misogyny through its whimsical multimedia expression of the fabulous conceptual art and music of Yoko Ono, an artist who remains controversial and under-rated to this day.
  • 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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Playwrights Guild of Canada

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Established in 1972, PGC is a registered national arts service association committed to advancing the creative rights and interests of Canadian playwrights.