29 Jun Sarah Gartshore – OAC Playwright-in-Residence 2017/18
Sarah Gartshore is a theatre creator and teacher who makes her home in Sudbury. Gartshore’s play Survivance will be directed by Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theatre in New York, as part of Native Earth Performing Art’s festival Weesageechak Begins To Dance 30. In 2017, Gartshore’s play ArmHer, written for Project ArmHer, an OAC funded multi–year collaboration between SWANS and Myths & Mirrors, will be performed during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival in September, Jumblies Theatre in October as well as in Sudbury on December 17th (National Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers). Her play Streetheart was given a staged reading with Filly Coast Theatre Collective in Sudbury and will be performed at Fringe North in Sault Ste. Marie in 2017. Gartshore’s play Debwewin, commissioned by Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, was given a staged reading at Pat The Dog Theatre Creation’s PlaySmelter of New Works festival, and performed at the Sudbury Theatre Centre as part of Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre’s National Aboriginal Day celebration.
Currently Gartshore is developing POW!, a script that will make it’s home within a broad reaching project that highlights our Indigenous youth’s important contributions to this time of Truth telling.