FLIGHT RISK by Meg Braem

New West Theatre presents

FLIGHT RISK by Meg Braem

An online reading

January 28 at 7:30pm

In a quest to spotlight Albertan writers, New West Theatre is pleased to present a free, online play-reading. Please join us online on January 28 at 7:30pm, as we read this touching and funny story of a very unlikely friendship. Stick around following the reading for an informal conversation with the performers and playwright.


About the Play:

99-year-old World War II veteran, Hank Dunfield is found wandering aimlessly through a field in the early hours of the morning, five kilometers away from his residence at Ponderosa Pine Lodge. Six weeks away from his 100th birthday, the lodge recruits Sarah, a nursing student, to help keep Hank safe, comfortable and in the building while they plan a grand centenarian celebration. There’s one problem…Hank doesn’t want to live that long.


About the Playwright:

Meg Braem is the 2020-2021 Canadian Writer-in-Residence with the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary. Her plays have been nominated for a Governors General’s Literary Award and won the Alberta Literary Award for Drama. She is a two-time winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition. Meg’s work has been presented at the Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, The Belfry Theatre, Sage Theatre, Sparrow and Finch Theatre, Theatre Transit, Atomic Vaudeville, and Intrepid Theatre. She is a past playwright-in-residence at Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and member of the Citadel Playwrights Forum. Her publications include Blood: A Scientific Romance (Playwrights Canada Press, 2013) The Josephine Knot (Playwrights Canada Press, 2018) and co-author with Norah Bowman and Dominique Hui, Feminist Resistance: A Graphic Approach (University of Toronto Press, 2019). Meg was the director of Alberta Theatre Projects’ Playwrights Unit for two years and is a past Lee Playwright-in-Residence at The University of Alberta.


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