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(2016) Marginal Arts Festival


A reading by Mark Leiren-Young

Vancouver-born Mark Leiren-Young is an award-winning author, filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright. His plays have been produced throughout North America and also staged in Europe and Australia. As a journalist and satirist Mark Leiren-Young has written for TIME, Maclean’s, The Hollywood Reporter, The Walrus and most of Canada’s daily newspapers. He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities ranging from William Shatner to Salman Rushdie. For more information, check his website and the article at Wikipedia.

Mr Leiren-Young will read from his most controversial and widely produced play, Shylock; from the recently completed The Bar-Mitzvah Boys, and he will discuss his unproduced play The Ecstasy of George Ryga, about the controversy surrounding the banning of Ryga’s play Captives of the Faceless Drummer by the Vancouver Playhouse following the FLQ crisis in 1970.


TIME: Friday, Sept. 2, 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.