An Open Conversation about Plays, Playwriting, and the Theatre

Keith Barker
November 7 - 8, 2023

Advance Registration for IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and disabled artists
October 2 - 8, 2023

On Zoom

November 7th & 8th,

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Maximum Participants: 25

ASL interpretation will be available upon request.

Keith Barker is here to listen and chat about theatre, theatre making, and all that comes with it. He’ll answer your questions (as best as he can) and share some of his experiences, and stories. Originally from Kenora Ontario, Keith is excited to engage with Manitoban artists in a conversation about art.


Keith Barker is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. He is an award-winning playwright, actor, and Dora-nominated director from Northwestern Ontario. Keith is the Director of the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program at the Stratford Festival, and the former Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto. He is the winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Playwrights Guild’s Carol Bolt Award for best new play. Keith was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for English Drama in 2018 for his play, This Is How We Got Here. He received a Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his play, The Hours That Remain, as well as a Yukon Arts Award for Best Art for Social Change. Keith returned to the stage in 2023, playing Louis Riel in Frances Koncan's Women of the Fur Trade for the Stratford Festival. Other acting credits include: Richard Hannay in Bruce County's The 39 Steps, Cornwall in the National Arts Centre's Production of King Lear, and Roger Hughes in Seeds and Bernard Smoke in Fury at the Blyth Festival.