The CCTC Lunchbox Chats are free, midday, public interviews with local, national and international theatre creators. Taking place in the Lobby of the Timms Centre for the Arts on selected Thursdays throughout the academic year, they are hosted by CCTC Director Kim McCaw. The chats with McCaw generally last about half an hour and are followed by a twenty-minute period for questions from the audience.
Season Five (2013)
Courtesy of Cookie Theatre and the Theatre of the New Heart, playwright Emil Sher was in Edmonton during the third week of March workshopping a new script entitled The Book of Ashes. Cookie Artistic Director Tracy Carroll is dramaturging the text, which is based on the true story of an Iraqi librarian who saved thousands of books in her country's national archive from destruction during the bombing of Baghdad in 2003.
Chat 1: Emil Sher
Guest: Emil Sher, Playwright (Toronto, ON)
Interviewer: Kim McCaw, CCTC Director
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Lobby, Timms Centre for the Arts
It was a snowy winter day when Emil Sher dropped by the Timms Centre to talk, among other things, about what makes good theatre for audiences young and old and about the delicate balance between life and art in the creation of plays like Hanna's Suitcase, Mourning Dove and his current work-in-progress The Book of Ashes, all of which are inspired by real events.
Serious Writing for Young Audiences from Faculty of Arts on Vimeo.
Words, Words, Words: The Emil Sher Edition