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(2016) Marginal Arts Festival


A Reading by Leanna Brodie

Leanna Brodie is a playwright, translator, and actor whose work has been produced across Canada as well as in New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Her play about the Women's Institutes, For Home and Country, broke box office records at Ontario's acclaimed 4th Line Theatre two years in a row. Schoolhouse, set in a rural one-room school in 1938, has had more than two dozen productions. Her play Turbulence, about the wind farm controversy in Ontario, is being developed with the Blyth Festival. Ms. Brodie was this year’s recipient of the George Ryga Playwriting Bursary at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her plays are published by Talonbooks of Vancouver and by Playwrights Canada Press, where she is a member of the Board of Directors. 


Ms. Brodie will be reading from The Vic, about the search for a woman who has disappeared at the edge of a city; from The Book of Esther, a moving coming-of-age and coming out story set during the farm debt crisis of 1981; and from Schoolhouse, also in a rural setting, which examines the struggles of a freshly minted teacher with a juvenile delinquent.


TIME: Saturday, Sept. 3,  2:30 - 4 p.m.

PLACE: The Meeting Place, Summerland Library

Admission is FREE due to a generous grant from the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada and the Canada Council.