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Library: Read Trevor Rueger’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

Library: Read Trevor Rueger’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta


Doug Mertz has received his March book bag curated by Trevor Rueger.


Late Company by Jordan Tannahill. Described by Torontoist as a “searing, unforgettable drama”, Late  Company uncovers layers of parental and political hypocrisy at a suburban dinner party where grief is the loudest guest.

The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway. Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play and Nominated for the Governor General’s Award. 

The Blunt Playwright by Clem Martini. “There are no rules. There exists a large body of advice regarding the writing of plays… but in the end, there are no rules – and no policing body to enforce them, even if there were.”

Doc by Sharon Pollock. When Catherine returns home on the eve of ceremonies honouring her physician father, she unleashes a kaleidoscope of memories as father and daughter attempt to lay old ghosts to rest. Winner of the Governor General’s Award.

Bonus Title: Scripting a Province by Trevor Rueger. A history of the APN and Theatre 100: Celebrating 100 Theatre Practitioners Over 100 Years.

Trevor has been an actor, director, writer and dramaturg for over 25 years. In 2011 he received the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Billy Bibbit in Theatre Calgary’s production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. As an actor he’s been seen at Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre, Sage Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Stage West and the Garry Theatre. Directing credits include, Medea and 33 Swoons for Rocky Mountain College, Courage for Lost Boy Productions, SHE and Matadora for Trepan Theatre, Heroes for Sage Theatre, When Girls Collide, Columbo: Prescription Murder and Columbo Takes The Rap for Vertigo Theatre and Life After Hockey and The Complete Works of W. Shakespeare (Abridged) for Lunchbox Theatre. He’s also an ensemble member of Dirty Laundry and for 10 years was the writer/producer of the annual Betty Mitchell Awards for professional theatre in Calgary. He’s also been known to play the drums.

~ Solveig Anderson, Librarian

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