Redpatch

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Pub Date: 04/23/2019

Pages: 176

Publisher: Talonbooks

Imprint: Talonbooks

ISBN 13: 9781772012293

ISBN 10: 1772012297

Price: / $18.95 CAN$19.95

Category: DRAMA / Canadian

Redpatch

By Raes Calvert, Sean Harris Oliver

Price: $19.95

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Paperback

About the Book

Private Jonathan Woodrow is a young Indigenous soldier fighting on the Western Front during World War I. Thanks to his experience in hunting and wilderness survival, he quickly becomes one of the 1st Canadian Division’s most feared trench raiders. But as the war and the fighting stretch on with no end in sight, Woodrow begins to realize that he will never go home again. Shedding overdue light on the Indigenous contribution to Canada’s Great War effort, Redpatch was a finalist for the Playwright Guild of Canada’s 2017 Carol Bolt award.

About the Book

Private Jonathan Woodrow is a young Indigenous soldier fighting on the Western Front during World War I. Thanks to his experience in hunting and wilderness survival, he quickly becomes one of the 1st Canadian Division’s most feared trench raiders. But as the war and the fighting stretch on with no end in sight, Woodrow begins to realize that he will never go home again.

Author

Sean Harris Oliver is a Canadian playwright, director, performer, and filmmaker. His work has appeared throughout Canada and the US in a variety of arts festivals, public readings, and theatre productions. Since 2010 Sean has written, performed, and directed plays with Hardline Productions, a Vancouver-based theatre production company that he co-founded with Raes Calvert and Genevieve Fleming. The company converted an office space in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver into a 30-seat black box theatre where they produced numerous artistic works, nightclub parties, and workshops for emerging artists. Sean’s other plays include: Eight Seconds, Bright Blue Future, The Fighting Season and The Soldier’s Wife. Sean is a graduate of Queen’s University and Studio 58. Raes Calvert is a Métis theatre artist from Vancouver. He and fellow writer Sean Harris Oliver began their theatre company Hardline Productions in 2010 and have been working, creating, and producing together ever since. Raes is proud of his Indigenous heritage, which originally comes from the Nootka Sound region of Vancouver Island. He has performed nationally and internationally with a number of Canadian theatre companies and is a three-time nominee and one-time recipient of a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award. Last year Raes received a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatysyn Foundation. Raes has written or co-written: Cativo, Coercion (Neanderthal Festival) Our Neighbourhood (Hive 2: the new bees) with Hardline Productions, and his solo show: The World in HDHD. Raes is a graduate of the Studio 58 professional actor training program at Langara College. Writing and creating Redpatch has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling journeys of his life and career. Through the development process, he has come to know and view himself and his history from a completely new perspective.Sean Harris Oliver is a Canadian playwright, director, performer, and filmmaker. His work has appeared throughout Canada and the US in a variety of arts festivals, public readings and theatre productions. Since 2010 Sean has written, performed and directed plays with Hardline Productions, a Vancouver-based theatre production company that he co-founded with Raes Calvert and Genevieve Fleming. The company converted an office space in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver into a 30-seat black box theatre where they produced numerous artistic works, nightclub parties, and workshops for emerging artists. Sean’s other plays include: Eight Seconds, Bright Blue Future, The Fighting Season and The Soldier’s Wife. Sean is a graduate of Queen’s University and Studio 58.