Lee Playwright In Residence
Greg MacArthur appointed as University of Alberta’s new Lee Playwright in Residence
His plays have been produced across Canada, as well as in South Africa, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and in January 2011 playwright and performer Greg MacArthur arrived at the University of Alberta, as the Department of Drama's new Lee Playwright in Residence.
Given that MacArthur believes the purpose of theatre is "to excite, to challenge, to provoke, to affect change, to be sexy, to be dangerous,” and he has described his own work as "contradictory, unclassifiable, [and] vulnerable," his residency at the University of Alberta promises to be fresh, challenging and invigorating.
As part of his University of Alberta residency, MacArthur has accepted a new play commission, and the new work, The Missionary Position will premiere in the 2012/2013 U of A Studio Theatre season, February 7 - 16, 2013.
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The Lee Playwright in Residence Endowment is dedicated to the creation of new Canadian plays and to the development of emerging and established Canadian playwrights.
This permanent Playwright in Residence program at the University of Alberta was established in 2005 and was the first of its kind among Canadian universities. The innovative residency offers a unique opportunity for a Canadian playwright to devote time to their writing and to make a significant contribution to new play development within the university and professional theatre community in Edmonton.
In addition to the residency, the Lee Playwright may also accept a commission to write a new play for the Department of Drama’s main stage UofA Studio Theatre season, as was the case when the University of Alberta Department of Drama commissioned Lee Playwright-In-Residence, Greg MacArthur, to write The Missionary Position.
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Former Lee Playwrights
In Residence from 2007-2010
In Residence from 2005-2007