In this online event, Yvette Nolan will discuss her creative work as a playwright and theatrical director. Ms. Nolan’s play, The Unplugging, tells the story of two women who are exiled from their village in a post-apocalyptic world, after passing child-bearing age. They rely on their traditional wisdom to survive. But when a stranger from their village seeks their help, the women must decide if they will use their knowledge of the past to help the society that rejected them. Ms. Nolan’s talk will be followed by a Q & A moderated by ISU playwright and creative writing professor, Charissa Menefee.
Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her works include the play The Unplugging, the dance-opera Bearing, the libretto Shawnadithit. She co-created, with Joel Bernbaum and Lancelot Knight, the verbatim play Reasonable Doubt, about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts in Canada. Her book, Medicine Shows, about Indigenous performance in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015. Born in Prince Albert, raised in Winnipeg, she currently lives in Saskatoon, where she is pursuing her Masters in Public Policy at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Authors/N/Nolan-Yvette