Marie Clements

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Marie Clements (born 1962, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian Métis playwright, performer, director, producer screenwriter, and founding artistic director of urban ink productions and fathom labs highway. Clements lives on Galiano Island British Columbia Canada. As a writer Marie has worked in a variety of mediums including theatre, performance, film, multi-media, radio, and television.

Biography[edit]

During the 1980s Clements worked as a radio news reporter[1] and is still a freelance contributor to CBC radio.[2] She has also worked in the writing department of the television series Da Vinci's Inquest [2] which featured a plot line similar to The Unnatural and Accidental Women which is based on the murders of several Native women in Vancouver's Skid Row district.

She has been a playwright in residence at the National Theatre School of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Firehall Arts Centre, and the National Arts Centre.

Her work often blends storytelling and traditional theatre styles to create her plays, which often are historiographic in nature. She is well known for her soundscapes and dramaturgical work, which is both poetic and intricate and has been compared to composing music.

Theatre Research in Canada (TRIC) will be dedicating an upcoming special issue of the journal to the celebration of Clements's contribution to Canadian theatre.

Awards[edit]

  • 2004 Awarded the Canada - Japan Literary Award – Burning Vision
  • 2004 Nomination for the George Ryga Literary Award - Burning Vision
  • 2004 Nomination for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama - Burning Vision (finalist)
  • 2002 Nomination for Siminovitch Prize in Theatre – Outstanding contribution to Canadian Theatre
  • 2001 Nomination Jessie Richardson Theatre Award – Outstanding Original Play- Burning Vision
  • 1998 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award – The P.T.C. Award – Outstanding Original Play In Development – The Unnatural and Accidental Women
  • 1998 Sundance Screenwriting Competition – Finalist – Now look what you made me do
  • 1997 Praxis Screenwriting Competition – Shortlisted – Now look what you made me do
  • 1996 Minneapolis Playwright’s Center – Fellowship Award – Now look what you made me do
  • 1994 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards – Outstanding Ensemble Creation – Wet Dreams
  • 1994 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards – Outstanding Ensemble Performance – Wet Dreams
  • 1994 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards – Sydney Risk Award – Age of Iron
  • 1993 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards – Outstanding Original Play – Age of Iron

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Writings and appearances[edit]

Plays[edit]

  • Tombs of the Vanishing Indian (2012)
  • Age of Iron (1993)
  • Now Look What You Made Me Do (1997)
  • The Unnatural and Accidental Women (2000)
  • Copper Thunderbird (2007)
  • Burning Vision (2002)
  • The Girl Who Swam Forever (1997)
  • Dirty Dog River

Film[edit]

  • Unnatural and Accidental (2006), writer
  • Unnatural and Accidental (2006), actor (Native Bartender)
  • Da Vinci's Inquest (2002), actor (Melanie Frum)
  • Making History: Louis Riel and the North-West Rebellion of 1885

Radio[edit]

  • Tombs of the Vanishing Indian (in development)
  • hours of water- radio drama - CBC Radio Drama 2005.
  • Women in Fish Series - A four part documentary, CBC Outfront 2005.
  • The Meter is Running - Sounds Like Canada, CBC Radio 2003
  • Vancouver Rose - ongoing CBC Radio Commentary 2002

Multi-Media[edit]

  • The Edward Curtis Project (2013)
  • The Red Diva Project (2008)
  • Hours of Water (2004)
  • The Women in Fish Interactive Installation
  • Urban Tattoo (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Stories | The Canada Council for the Arts". Canadacouncil.ca. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
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