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Thanks for Giving

A play by Kevin Loring.

Kevin Loring

Nan's family is home for Thanksgiving, but some unsolicited truths are about to be dropped at the dinner table. Old wounds and new realities collide, and sibling rivalry is stoked, but the enduring spirit that guides this family charges on, ever fierce. Thanks for Giving offers plenty to chew on. This intimate and restorative new play from Governor General's Literary Award winner Kevin Loring, the first ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada, is about legacy — the legacy of our personal and collective histories, and a family's legacy as it moves into an age where the assumptions of the old ways surrender to new possibilities. But if the play's main course is legacy, the dessert is pumpkin pie. Tuck in! (From Talonbooks)

Thanks for Giving is a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for drama. The winner will be announced on Oct. 29, 2019.

Interviews with Kevin Loring

"We're here to celebrate, we're here to lift up our artists and sing to the rafters." - Kevin Loring 1:56

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