Noted playwright to speak at university
Nationally recognized playwright and Thompson Rivers University alumnus Kevin Loring will give a special presentation at the university on Friday, Oct. 12.
Loring is a member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation and last appeared in Kamloops in 2009 in the role of Jamie Paul for Western Canada Theatre’s production of George Ryga’s The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.
Loring received the 2005 City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, Emerging Theatre Artist; Artist in Residence, the Playhouse Theatre Company in 2006; and Playwright in Residence,the National Arts Centre, in 2010.
Loring’s Where the Blood Mixes won the Governor General’s Award, the Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script and the Sydney J. Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright.
The Western Canada Theatre production of the play is running until Oct. 20 at Sagebrush Theatre.
Loring will speak at noon in room OM2621 in the university’s Old Main Building.