News: David Cheoros wins 2013 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama

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News: David Cheoros wins 2013 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama

InvisibleChild-Icon2Edmonton playwright David Cheoros has been awarded the 2013 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama for his play Invisible Child.

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) announced the winners of the 2013 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, and the Alberta Literary Awards on May 26th. More than 250 people attended the 2013 Alberta Book Awards Gala, a joint celebration that celebrated excellence and innovation in Alberta writing and book publishing.

Invisible Child premiered at the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. From the show description: 

In 1995, Leilani Muir launched one of the greatest David and Goliath battles of our history, suing the province for wrongful confinement and sterilization. Her lawsuit exploded into a class action lawsuit, provoked a constitutional challenge and lead to an international debate over our history of eugenic policies.

Congratulations David!