Talia Pura

As a playwright, Talia has had many performances, several publications and a C.B.C. radio commission. Cry Afte Midnight was chosen for the Women Playwrights International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 2012. It was inspired by her experiences as a Canadian Forces ‘war artist’ in Afghanistan, in 2010. Her book, STAGES: Creative Ideas For Teaching Drama was published in 2002. It’s second edition, as well as CUES: Theatre Training & Projects from Classroom to Stage, have been published in the fall of 2013.

She has created five short dramatic films, which have played at film festivals and on CBC TV, and held a commission for CODE (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition), at the Vancouver Olympics, 2010.

Her aerial dance includes solos with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and at various festivals and fundraising galas.

Talia is a member of ACTRA and CAEA and has appeared in many feature films, television shows and independent shorts. She has performed on many Winnipeg stages as well as in Toronto, Minneapolis and New York City.

She teaches drama at the University of Winnipeg and coordinators a Youth Mentorship in the Arts Program for the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI). She is the president of the ACTRA Manitoba council and on the National ACTRA Executive Council.

Talia enjoys adjudicating dance and speech arts festivals throughout Manitoba and Ontario, as well as conducting workshops. Her most recent workshops include the Playwrights Colloquium in the Philippines and the Activist Literacies conference at the University of Georgia.




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