SkinIn a country with a rapidly expanding population of ethnic and racial minorities all levels of Canadian society cannot help but be affected. Skin looks at the personal difficulties brought about by racism, especially as it concerns young adults in the school system. Because he has chosen to write about this problem from the viewpoint of the victim, Dennis Foon brings us to an understanding of the dynamics of oppression.LiarsLenny and Jace are a pair of teenagers who in spite of certain differences are attracted to each other. But things grow more complicated when it is revealed that both have parents who are alcoholics. With considerable craft, the author has given us a place of not only harrowing intensity, but one of compassion.
Dennis Foon was co-founder of Vancouver'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 "outstanding contribution to Canadian Playwriting and Theatre." He'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 Fran?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.