Drama

Kenneth T. Williams

EDUCATION

1992, Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

1990, Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in English, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

 

SELECT PRODUCTIONS

2017

Cafe Daughter, National Arts Centre and Worskhop West Playwrights Theatre, Ottawa, as part of the Canada Scene festival.

2016

In Care, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theare, Saskatoon, directed by Yvette Nolan.

Street Corner Playwright, a micro-play for the Encounters project that celebrates the Citadel Theatre's 50th anniversary in Edmonton. Produced by Brian Dooley, Colleen Murphy and Wayne Paquette.

2015

Cafe Daughter, produced by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Edmonton. Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, director, starring Tiffany Ayalik.

2014

Story of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, a theatrical piece for the opening ceremonies of the North American Indigenous Games in Regina.

Weesageechak Loses His Bum, a short TYA play commissioned by Concrete Theatre in Edmonton for the Sprouts Festival.

2013

The Righteous Woman, produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton as part of the National Elevator Project (Part One.)

Cafe Daughter, produced by Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in Saskatoon,  directed by Heather Inglis, starring Kristin Friday.

Thunderstick, produced by Thunderstick Collective/Culture Storm in Toronto, directed by Glen Gould, starring Craig Lauzon and Brandon Oakes.

Cafe Daughter, produced by Gwaandak Theatre Society, directed by Yvette Nolan,  starring PJ Prudat, presented at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, MT Space in Kitchener, Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay and the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver.

2011

Gordon Winter presented at the Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Prairie Scene, directed by Del Surjik.

Cafe Daughter at Gwaandak Theatre in Whitehorse, starring PJ Prudat and directed by Yvette Nolan.

Thunderstick at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg.

Three Little Birds, produced by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, starring Tantoo Cardinal, Ntara Curry and Aaron Shingoose, directed by Lorne Cardinal.

2010                       

Gordon Winter at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, starring Gordon Tootoosis, Robert Benz, Joshua Beaudry, Jamie Lee Shebelski, Keisha Haines and Kim Harvey, directed by Del Surjik.

Bannock Republic at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, directed by Herbie Barnes and starring Curtis Peeteetuce, Mark Dieter and Paula Jean Prudat. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company.

Thunderstick at Theatre Network in Edmonton, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2009

Thunderstick at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2008

Three Little Birds, produced by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Edmonton. Directed by Vinetta Strombergs, and starring Tantoo Cardinal, Cliff Cardinal and Michaela Washburn.

2004

Suicide Notes, produced by Fu’Sha Theatre for Summerworks Festival, Toronto. Directed by Vinetta Strombergs.

2003

A.W.O.L., produced by Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company as part of their “Circle of Voices” program. Directed by Kennetch Charlette.

Suicide Notes, workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, a festival of new play development by Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto. Dramaturged by Vinetta Strombergs.

2002

Thunderstick, produced by Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto. Directed by Paul Thompson.

2001

Thunderstick, produced by Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Saskatoon. Directed by Lorne Cardinal.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017   In Care published by Scirocco Drama.

2013   Cafe Daughter published by Scirocco Drama.

2012  Gordon Winter published by Scirocco Drama

2011  Bannock Republic published by Scirocco Drama.

2010  Thunderstick published by Scirocco Drama.

2007  Suicide Notes published in the compilation Three on the Boards by Signature Editions, edited by Kit Brennan.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Playwright's Guild of Canada

Alberta Playwrights Network

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas

 

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

2017 - Saskatchewan Arts Award for Artistic Excellence

2016 - National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Advisory committee member tasked to help define and select the first artistic director of the Indigenous Theatre Section.

2011-2016 - Playwright-in-Residence, University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama.

2015 - Aboriginal Fellow in Creativity for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Saskatchewan.

2001 - Playwright-in-Residence, Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto.