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Sprouts!: An Anthology of Plays from Concrete Theatre's Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids

Category: Book
Edited By: Howarth, Caroline
Edited By: Ouchi, Mieko
Subject:  DRAMA / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
Audience: primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Published: June 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.36in x 5.41in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*What does it mean to be a kid today? This collection of culturally diverse short plays gathered from eight years of Concrete Theatre's groundbreaking Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids brings us stories from the rich cultural tapestry of Canada that explore both the challenges and joys of growing up. The collection features the work of well-known and up-and-coming writers. Suitable for professionals and young performers alike. Excellent for use in the classroom.
From The Publisher*An anthology of plays from Concrete Theatre's Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids.
Biographical NoteMieko Ouchi works as a writer, actor, and director in theatre, film, and TV. A graduate of the University of Alberta's BFA acting program, she has been working professionally across Canada since 1992. The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye), her first full-length play, has been produced across the country and was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award in 2004, winning the Carol Bolt Award from the Canadian Authors Association in 2005. The Blue Light, her second play, won the Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play in 2007. Her award-winning films Shepherd's Pie and Sushi, By This Parting, Samurai Swing, and Minor Keys have played at more than thirty film festivals across North America and aired on the CBC, W Network, Bravo!, and DUTV in Philadelphia. She is the artistic co-director of Concrete Theatre, a theatre for young audiences. Mieko was the recipient of a Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for her contribution to the arts. She lives and works in Edmonton.
Biographical NoteCaroline Howarth is a founding co-director of Concrete Theatre and has directed many projects, including the Sterling Award-winning The Shape of a Girl and the Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids for the company. She is a theatre instructor at Concordia University College of Alberta where she teaches acting, directing, and theatre for young audiences. Caroline also works in opera as a singer and director and is currently a graduate student in the new M.F.A. Theatre Practice program at the University of Alberta.