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Drama Canadian

New Canadian Kid & Invisible Kids

by (author) Dennis Foon

introduction by Marcus Youssef

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770919549
    Publish Date
    Dec 2018
    List Price
    $18.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770919563
    Publish Date
    Dec 2018
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 16
  • Grade: 4 to 11

Description

Two of the most produced, popular, and important Canadian plays for young audiences are back in an updated edition.

In New Canadian Kid, Nick has just moved to Canada from a country called Homeland, where he is forced to grapple with his fears of a new culture and language as well as cope with classmates who taunt him for being different. After a series of confrontations, Nick, his family, and his peers start to learn how to accept one another and find a comfortable middle ground.

In Invisible Kids, a group of children from a variety of backgrounds discover playground politics. The class is overjoyed when the new kid, Ranim, a Syrian refugee, wins a science-fair contest which grants everyone a trip to an amusement park in the US. But when they find out Ranim is not allowed to cross the border, they have to put aside their already developed discouragement and make their voices heard.

About the authors

Dennis Foon was co-founder of Vancouverâ??s acclaimed Green Thumb Theatre and served as artistic director for twelve years. As a playwright, his body of plays continues to be produced internationally in numerous languages and he has received the British Theatre AWard, two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, the Jesse Richardson Career Achievement Award, and the International Arts for Young Audiences Award. In 2007 he was made a lifetime member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada for his â??outstanding contribution to Canadian Playwriting and Theatre.â? His play Kindness received the 2009 AATE Distinguished Play Award. His newest play, Scar Tissue, premiered at the Arts Club Theatre.

Heâ??s won a Gemini, two WGC Awards, three Leos, and a Robert W. Wagner Award for his screenplays, which include Little Criminals, White Lies, Torso, and Terry. He is also the co-writer of Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity and A Shine of Rainbows, which won a Leo and received a Genie Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He wrote the screenplay for the feature Life Above All, Prix FranÒ«ois Chalais winner at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, 2011 Academy Award Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film, and a Leo winner for Best Screenplay. His novel Skud (Groundwood Books, 2003) received a BC Book Prize, and his sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, The Longlight Legacy, has been published in five languages.

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Marcus Youssef
Writer and performer Marcus Youssef is a regular contributor of drama, commentary and documentary to numerous programs on the CBC network. He also writes regularly for publications such as Vancouver Magazine, Georgia Straight, Rice Paper, and This Magazine. For many years, Youssef has also dedicated himself to numerous community-based advocacy programs that aim at using writing and/or theatre as a tool for procuring political and social change.
Guillermo Verdecchia
Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama, fiction, and film; a director, dramaturge, actor, and translator whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens, and radios across the country and around the globe. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards, and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads.
Camyar Chai
Camyar Chai has worked in theatre and film for more than 20 years. He is the founder of Vancouver’s acclaimed NeWorld Theatre. He has worked as a freelance actor, director, and writer as well as engaging in Arts Education. In addition to writing plays, Camyar has also written librettos for opera. An award-winning theatre maker, he received his Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of British Columbia.

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