Doug Mertz has received his February book bag curated by Beth Graham.
TAKE A LOOK AT Beth’S PICKS!
Blood: A Scientific Romance by Calgary playwright Meg Braem. A play about sisters, loss, and the ties that bind.
A History of Breathing by Saskatchewan playwright Daniel Macdonald. Two boats float adrift on an ocean. A play about endings and beginnings.
Of Human Bondage by Edmonton playwright Vern Thiessen. An adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s classic novel.
The December Man by Colleen Murphy. A timely, unsettling play about a family dealing with the aftermath of a public massacre.
The Gwendolyn Poems by Ontario playwright Claudia Dey. A mesmerizing and theatrical exploration of Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwan’s life.
Beth Graham is a playwright and actor from Edmonton, Alberta. Her most recent play, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, premiered at Factory Theatre (co-produced with Obsidian Theatre) was a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award and received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award. Beth is also one of the cocreators of The Drowning Girls, which was nominated for the Carol Bolt Award and received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award. She is currently developing a new play, Pretty Goblins, with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre in Edmonton and co-writing the book for a new Catalyst Theatre musical production, Fortune Falls, which premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects and will be seen again at the Citadel in 2017. Beth has been a member of the Citadel Theatre Playwrights’ Forum and has attended the Banff Playwrights’ Colony. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program.
~ Solveig Anderson, Librarian