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Edmonton Script Salon Podcast

Edmonton Script Salon, a monthly play-reading event coordinated by Katherine Koller, which showcases the work of local playwrights, recorded its December 9th reading for the inaugural Edmonton Script Salon podcast! Elaine Elrod, podcast facilitator, will  be editing and preparing the podcast to be showcased on the PGC and Alberta Playwright’s Network’s websites. The featured play, The Goalie by Carolyn Ziegler, chosen for its folksy humour in the era of radio, takes place in 1937, where Albert “Al” Einstein has one thing on his mind when he shows up in small town Saskatchewan — playing hockey for the Canwood Canucks. 

The play was read by actors Jayce Mckenzie, Ethan Snowden, Vince Forcier and Ian Leung, with sound effects by Colin Matty, recording by Mike Tulley and Elaine Elrod  and directed by Tracy Carroll, assisted by Carmen Nieuwenhuis.


Sunday, December 9th, 2018




Upper Arts Space, Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Doors at 7pm, Donations accepted at the door

For more information on the Edmonton Script Salon Podcast, contact PGC Edmonton Caucus Rep Katherine Koller at



Tickling the Indigenous Funny Bone

“A discussion about the what’s and where’s for exploring the indigenous sense of humour, including the problems, the possibilities, and the prohibitions!”

The East Caucus of the Playwrights Guild of Canada will host Drew Hayden Taylor in Ottawa as we screen his most recent documentary Searching For Winnetou. The documentary will be followed by a talk by Drew, entitled Tickling The Indigenous Funny Bone. Afterwards, Don Kelly, well known comedian and Communications Director for the Assembly of First Nations, will join Drew for an interview and conversation with the audience.


Saturday, February 9th, 2019


7 pm


Arts Court, LabO, Rm 1201
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario

This is a FREE Event. Seating is limited. Reserve your ticket through this EventBrite link

For information in Ottawa on Tickling The Indigenous Funny Bone contact Playwrights Guild East Caucus Rep Laurie Fyffe at


Indian Act: Residential School Plays
with Melanie J. Murray and Curtis Peeteetuce

Join playwrights Melanie J. Murray and Curtis Peeteetuce in conversation as part of the 18th annual Talking Stick Festival, one of the premier multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festivals in North America. Melanie and Curtis will be reading from their plays A Very Polite Genocide or The Girl Who Fell to Earth and kihēw, included in the anthology Indian Act: Residential School Plays, edited by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. Following the readings the playwrights will take part in a moderated discussion about their work and inspiration. 

Indian Act is a tribute and thank you to those who survived the Indian Residential School system so that future generations could be free to pursue their lives unhindered by educationally enforced lowered expectations and institutionalized abuse. Seven plays by contemporary First Nations and Metis playwrights cover the broad scope of residential school experiences, all kinds of characters, and no stereotypes, giving voice to those who could not be heard.


Bunk #7 by Larry Guno
God and the Indian by Drew Hayden Taylor
They Know Not What They Do by Tara Began
A Very Polite Genocide or The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Melanie J. Murray
kihēw by Curtis Peeteetuce
Dear Mr. Buchwald by Yvette Nolan

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019




Roundhouse Exhibition Hall,
181 Roundhouse Mews,
Vancouver, BC

For more information on the Indian Act Panel, please contact Playwrights Canada Press publisher Annie Gibson at

For more information on the Talking Stick Festival please visit Full Circle














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