The playwright and director Marie Clements discusses The Road Forward, the new show she’s written and directed, running at the PuSh Festival 05-07 February 2015, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
The award-winning playwright, performer and director Marie Clements joins me now. The Road Forward, a show she produced, wrote, and directed, plays at the PuSh Festival 05-07 February 2015. I’ll get Ms. Clements to tell us about this show, how it came about, and how it serves as tribute to the aboriginal women murdered or vanished from the Highway of Tears, and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It’s a timely reminder too, of what’s happened. The show is multimedia blues and rock musical. Visit www.pushfestival.ca for tickets and information. Marie Clements is an acclaimed playwright and director, whose work has been produced across the country and beyond. Her plays include Copper Thunderbird, and Burning Vision. She’s a former reporter, who also wrote the film Unnatural and Accidental, which she also appeared in. Visit www.marieclements.ca for more. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Marie Clements; Ms. Clements, good morning.