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Kent Stetson

KENT STETSON  (1948 - )

Nationality:    Canadian
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Literary Agent:    Core Literary Inc  


Marshfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada, native Kent Stetson's tragedy in three acts for twelve men, The Harps of God solidified his national and international reputation as a playwright. Winner of the 2001 Governor General's Award, and the 2001 Canadian Author's Association's inaugural Carol Bolt Award, Harps represented Canada in the 2002 Canada/France international translation exchange. He recently returned from Paris and Normandy where his new one-man show Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tight, in a new translation, received a public reading at Theatre Ephemeride. His skills as dramaturg and mentor have taken him to Provence, Bermuda, the National Theatre School of Canada, McGill and Concordia Universities and the PEI conservatory, where he gives Introductory and Master Classes in writing for the stage. His most recent publications include two articles in the venerable Canadian Theatre Review (CTR 126, Autumn 2006) , and an essay in McClelland and Stewards newly released What is a Canadian? Kent is currently writing and directing 26 installations, film video and audio, for the comprehensive new RCMP Heritage Museum, a multi-million dollar Heritage Canada project, opening May 2007. On June 3, he will receive the Prince Edward Island Arts Council's award for his Distinguished Contribution to Prince Edward Island Literature. He returns to work on his commissioned 'first contact' novel, New Arcadia, which explores pre-Columbian Maritime Canada in the year 1398. Kent will return to France in the fall for the opening of Horse High at Ephemeride, then a tour of France.

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As I Am         Eyes of the Gull , The         Harps of God , The         Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tught         Just Plain Murder         Queen of the Cadillac         Sweet Magdalena         Warm Wind in China         Woodlot Rap



As I Am

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Eyes of the Gull , The

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Harps of God , The

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Fourteen Newfoundlandsealers are stranded in viscious March blizzard on the ice fields off NewfoundlandConstant movement, and the struggle to surmount personal fears distinguish the survivors fromthose who react with selfish animosity..

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The Harps of God won Canada's highest literary honour, The 2001 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, And the Canadian Author's Association Carol Bolt Award for Excellent in drama

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Trinity, Newfoundland    1998

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Rising Tide Theatre

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McArthur and Company 2005   978-1552785447

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Tragedy

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Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tught

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72 year old Peter Stewart is about to lose the family farm to his scheming son, who works for a corporate farming interest. Peter reflects on his life over the past fifty years in this tour de force for one very gifted male actor

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Awarded the Prince edward Island Heritage And Museums Award for Excellentce in Drama.

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Prince Edward Island    2001

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Theatre Prince Edward Island

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2004   -

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Just Plain Murder

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Queen of the Cadillac

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Sweet Magdalena

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Warm Wind in China

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Davis fights his dying lover, Slater's, parents for custody of Slater's ten year old son

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Canada's first play About the effets of AIDS on A rural Canadian family

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Halifax, Nova Scotia    1988

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Neptune Theatre

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NuAge Editions, 1989   -

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Woodlot Rap

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written by Graham, Wanda And Stetson, Kent

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