Please join us for a public reading of a new translation – DANIEL DANIS’ Kiwi (Recipient of PRIX LOUISE-LAHAYE, 2008)
Translation by JOHN JACK PATERSON, prize recipient of PWM’s 2017 Cole Foundation Emerging Translator Competition
Translation dramaturgy by MAUREEN LABONTÉ
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark St Suite 103, Montreal, QC H2R 2Y3
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.
Kiwi is 12 years old. Abandoned on the city streets she meets a gang of homeless youth. She’ll do anything to keep this new family – she’ll change her name, forget her past and be loyal. As the authorities clear out the streets. With her friend Lychee, she learns how to survive: to run, to fly and to dream of a better life.
John Jack Paterson:
Jack is a Vancouver director, divisor, dramaturge, actor and translator whose work and study have taken him across Canada and around the world. He trained at Circle in the Square (NYC), GITIS The Russian Academy for Performing Arts (Moscow, RU), Seni Institute for the Arts (Denpasar, IND) and received his MFA in Direction from East 15 (London, UK). His work ranges from cross cultural, multi-disciplinary and multi lingual devised experiences to classical and new play mainstage projects. Favourite credits include The List (Vancouver); a devising/ original practice fusion Romeo & Juliet (Cardiff, Wales); the devised projects Wasting Time (Denpasar, IND) and Odyssey (London, UK); the text/ flamenco fusion The Love of Don Perlimplin (The Shaw Festival); and the Vancouver premiere of Titus Andronicus.