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Playwright Reading and Artist Talk with Patti Flather

Patti Flather • Artist Talks

Students will hear age-appropriate excerpts from my produced and published plays. They will discover more about the various ways of creating a play, storytelling traditions across cultures, and the life of a playwright and theatre artist. They will learn about opportunities to appreciate and pursue theatre. Students are free to ask questions and share their own theatre experiences.

Grade Suitability5-12
Maximum Class Sizeunlimited
Time Required1 hour
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesWhitehorse, Old Crow
AvailabilityJanuary - June

Patti Flather

Patti Flather is an award-winning playwright, theatre artist, writer as well as an arts educator and cultural producer. Her play Paradise toured nationally and is published with Playwrights Canada Press. Her other plays include Sixty Below, West Edmonton Mall, Where the River Meets the Sea, Street Signs (formerly The Soul Menders), and the devised work Map of the Land, Map of the Stars.

Flather is a co-creator of Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak—Vuntut Gwitchin Stories radio plays in Gwich’in and English. Patti co-founded Gwaandak Theatre with her husband Leonard Linklater and is past Artistic Director; the company develops and shares Indigenous and Northern theatre stories.

A recipient of the Borealis Prize for Yukon literary contribution, Patti was a founding director of the Yukon Words Society, remains an active volunteer, and is editor of the PGC Women’s Caucus newsletter. Patti has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of B.C. and is an alumna of Humber School for Writers. She is a settler who grew up on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations in North Vancouver, B.C.. Patti has called the Yukon home for three decades, living with gratitude on the territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. She is a proud member of Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Writers Union of Canada and Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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