Tag Archives: violence in theatre

Edmonton Journal: ‘Pig Girl’ on Race, Voice, Respect, and Artistic Freedom

This blog post from Edmonton Journal talks about the premiere of Pig Girl, a play by Colleen Murphy, that had its world premiere at the Theatre Network in November. Both the playwright and artistic director of the company, Bradley Moss, have received backlash for the play due to the title, representation of aboriginal women, and the fact that the playwright is caucasian. I think it’s important to note the feedback they received and how Murphy and Moss handled the question and answer session after a Friday night performance. Read the blog post here.

HowlRound: Talkbacks and an Artist’s Safety

On HowlRound, playwright Lauren Gunderson discusses the violent nature of a recent comment at an audience talkback after one of her play’s performances and how we need to protect our artists. Read the article here.