Jim is happy to see that the ACTFest lives on even if it is a little bit later in the year. This is a sabbatical year for him so he will have escaped the excitement of teaching a new crop of students this Fall. The next months after the festival will see him creating a new play on the theme of the opening and closing of doors and borders and a second, a commission, from the Brain Injury Association for their 2018 convention. October will see him travel to California and to Montreal later in the year. He has finished 27 years as the Theatre Prof at BU with a few more to go before he says, ‘I’m done’. Besides the School of Life, he received his training at the Universities of Alberta and Victoria, as well as two stints at the National Voice Intensive
Cairn A. Moore
Cairn is a director, playwright, and educator. She teaches performance at the University of Winnipeg and Prairie Theatre Exchange and is Associate Artistic Director of FemFest. Cairn’s award winning play SHIKSA premiered with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre in 2016 and was short-listed for the Chris Johnson Award: Breaking Through, (Co-written with Hope McIntyre) opens in May, 2017 and is Hope and Cairn’s second play written together. Their first play Jail Baby was both produced (Sarasvati) and published (Scirocco) in 2013. With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council, Cairn looks forward to returning to the second draft of her new play STIGMA.