Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets, edited by Penn Kemp
An anthology of six essays by prominent Canadian women playwrights and performance poets. The contributors explore dramatic personal experiences of their work in performance. The anthology expands the possibilities of performing to include ritual and visual references as well as the resonance of sound.
Penn Kemp, Editor
Why Ducks, Anyway? by Kelly Jo Burke
Red Dresses Hang from the Trees and Towers: Red and Rapunzel are Missing by Cornelia Hoogland
Sounding the depth, the surface resounding by Penn Kemp
Zoomorphic Poetics (or, Why I Write So Many Poems About Wildlife) by Catherine Kidd
How does collaboration enhance performance poetry? The Intimate Power of Co-Creation by Susan McMaster
Spoken Word Poetry as Political Act by Sheri-D Wilson
Keywords: anthology, performance, women playwrights, performance poets, essays, personal experience.
Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: 2016 at the Canadian Writers' Summit, Toronto, ON
Running Time: 60 minutes
Female Cast: 6
Other Cast: 1
Total Cast: 7
The anthology is also available as a printed version from the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets in their Living Archives series, www.poets.ca/feministcaucus / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the chapbook.