Playwright in Residence

Tara Beagan

Tara is joining Prairie Theatre Exchange as our 2020/2021 Playwright-in-Residence, with funding from Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, while she works on her new play, Rise, Red River.

Born and once again residing in Niitsitapi country, Tara Beagan is a proud Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian” halfbreed. She has written twenty eight plays. Currently, she co-helms ARTICLE 11 with her most cherished collaborator, Andy Moro. A11 has brought Indigenous Activist art works around Turtle Island, and to Scotland, Aotearoa (NZ), and Australia.

"Winnipeg is a city of innumerable strong and tremendously brilliant Indigenous women. It is a true honour to partner with PTE to bring Rise, Red River to its actualization, right downtown at Portage Place where Indigenous voices must be priority."