Presenting as part of the session: Uncovering the City - Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 pm
Carolyn Gray is a theatre artist, and a founding member of Adhere and Deny Object Puppet Theatre. She won the Manitoba Day Award for Excellence in Archival Research for her play The Elmwood Visitation (Scirocco) and the John Hirsch Most Promising Manitoba Writer award. Her latest play North Main Gothic (Scirocco) premiered with Theatre Projects Manitoba for their 20th anniversary season. She currently teaches theatre at Brandon University.
Description of Carolyn Gray’s talk:
Digging for a little-known story about psychic phenomena in Elmwood, Carolyn Gray became interested in writing about her city – and what she found just under the surface became the impetus for her play The Elmwood Visitation. She buried her next play North Main Gothic deep underground, far below in that unique and mysterious labyrinth that connects our old downtown buildings with the Winnipeg casinos. Her latest work, a Y/A novel The Grotto Hunters, is a subterranean mystery set in rural Manitoba. That first act of uncovering the story of psychic Elmwood has inspired her to look down for stories, and as well, send her characters underground to discover what is hidden.