Brave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing Department by Bryan WadeBrave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing Department by Bryan Wade

Brave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing Department

EditorBryan Wade

Paperback | March 31, 2006

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Brave New Play Rites presents twenty years of original and startling theatre from Canada's best young writers. The book is a collection of short one-act plays written by students in the Creative Writing Program at UBC and produced at the annual festival, Brave New Play Rites, for public performances. Many successful writers have had their plays produced in the festival, including Lynn Coady, Steven Galloway, Dennis Bolen, Kevin Chong, and Aaron Bushkowsky. The release of Brave New Play Rites coincides with the 20th anniversary year of the festival, and the familiar names in this collection will be of interest both critically, and to readers who already follow the careers of these writers.Praise for Brave New Play Rites:"This is a terrific anthology, generous, varied, and utterly engaging - a compelling argument for the short play, the achievement of the UBC Creative Writing Program, and the future of Canadian theatre. ... " (Martin Kinch, Executive Director/Literary Manager, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver, B.C.)"Brave New Play Rites has been a turning point in the development of some of Canada's most dynamic writers. It is a festival that is unlike any other, and I'm grateful as hell that I got a chance to participate." (Steven Galloway, author of Finnie Walsh and Ascension)"... collects twenty-five short plays to celebrate the twenty-year history of the annual festival of work written by students of UBC's Creative Writing Program. ... The anthology not only samples the history of the festival, it is a compendium of experiments with the twenty-minute play. ... " (Letters in Canada)

About The Author

Bryan Wade is an associate professor and the acting department head of UBC's Creative Writing Program. He has had numerous productions of his stage plays in various theatres across the country, including Factory Theatre Lab (Toronto), Toronto Free Theatre, Playwrights Workshop (Montreal), Theatre Calgary, and Vancouver's New Play Centr...

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Title:Brave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing DepartmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.94 × 5.37 × 0.84 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:Anvil Press PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1895636752

ISBN - 13:9781895636758

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