International Webinar: The Climate of Underrepresented Voices

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Join Canada’s Valerie Sing Turner and Scotland’s Raman Mundair in our next international webinar. We'll take a look at different perspectives on today's climate of underrepresented voices in theatre.


Canada 12:00pm ET

Scotland 5:00pm GMT


New Zealand: There will be a recording available for playwrights of New Zealand after the live webinar. If you are in New Zealand and would like to watch at 6am, you are more than welcome to register and join the webinar live!

Register here and receive the online webinar link via email!

PGC is opening this event as FREE webinar for all theatre creators in honour of World Theatre Day.

If you have any questions, please email monique@playwrightsguild.ca


About our Facilitators:

Raman Mundair

Raman Mundair is a writer and artist.

She was born in India and raised in Manchester and Leicester and lives in Scotland. She is the author of two volumes of poetry: A Choreographer’s Cartography (2007) and Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves(2003); and the play, The Algebra of Freedom (2007), produced to great acclaim by 7:84 Theatre Company. In 2006 she also collaborated with the National Theatre Scotland and Òran Mòr – A Play, A Pie, A Pint on Side Effects, a one-act play. As an artist she makes work that represents text and narrative in a visual form. Her work has been exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, City Art Gallery, Leicester and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

In 2009, Raman was chosen as one of two British writers to participate in the Word Express, Literature Across Frontiers project. Word Express takes 20 young writers from 12 European countries by train through South-East Europe to Turkey where they will spend five days reading, exploring the city, meeting young Turkish writers and taking part in the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival and the Istanbul Book Fair. In 2008 Raman was nominated for the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award, in 2007 won a Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award and in 2006, was runner up in the Penguin Decibel Prize (Short Fiction).

She has also been awarded the prestigious Arts Council England International Fellowship at the India International Centre in Delhi and several Scottish Arts Council Fellowships. In 2008 she was appointed as a Scottish Poetry Library Poet Partner for East Dumbarton and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow at the Hotel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing, France.

Author photograph credit – Laurence Winram www.lwinram.com

Valerie Sing Turner

Valerie Sing Turner is a theatre artist based in Vancouver who performs, writes, directs, and produces. Though she didn’t know it at the time, she was a pioneer in gender and racial equity when she produced, adapted, stage managed, and played the prince (and an evil stepsister) in a basement production of Cinderella for her mom when she was six. She is a recipient of the Enbridge playRites Award for Emerging Canadian Playwright, the Gordon Armstrong Playwrights Rent Award, and the John Moffat + Larry Lillo Prize. She was artist-in-residence with English Theatre at the National Arts Centre for the development of IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS, and was previously associate artist with urban ink productions and artist-in-residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Selected stage acting credits include War of the Eagles, Agamemnon, 36 VIEWS, Henry IV Part 1, Cloud 9, Hana’s Suitcase, Titus Andronicus, James and the Giant Peach, and the 2012 premiere of the interdisciplinary CONFESSIONS OF THE OTHER WOMAN, which was her playwriting debut co-produced by the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, urban ink, and her own company, Visceral Visions. Her writings have appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, alt.theatre and ricepaper magazines. Valerie is the founder and Artistic Producer of Visceral Visions, which, among other projects, is developing DiverseTheatreBC, a fully searchable digital platform for Indigenous and racialized theatre artists.





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