Adapting Gertrude Stein for the Stage

March 19, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Curtis Lecture Halls, H

In this talk Anna Chatterton will speak to the process of creating the Governor General's Literary Award nominated play Gertrude and Alice (co-written with Evalyn Parry and devised with director Karin Randoja). The play uses a combination of Gertrude Stein's and Alice B. Toklas's writing as well as original text. Anna will also discuss her experience of adapting novels, short stories and opera libretti to the stage.

Anna Chatterton is a librettist, playwright and performer. She is a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Anna’s plays have been produced by Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The Theatre Centre and upcoming the Shaw Festival and Alberta Theatre Projects. Anna has been nominated for five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, winning Outstanding Production of an Opera. As a librettist Anna’s opera work has been produced across Canada and in the States. Anna has been a playwright in residence at Nightwood Theatre, the National Theatre School of Canada, Tarragon Theatre and Tapestry Opera.