Judith Thompson

JUDITH hi RESInterviewed by Indu Iyer

Judith Thompson is one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School, a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, and a recipient of the Order of Canada. Her most noted plays include The Crackwalker, White Biting Dog, and Lion In The Streets. Alongside playwriting, she co-creates and directs independent theatre projects, is a professor of Creative Writing at Guelph University, and on occasion, also performs.

A fellow thespian, I have long admired her work for its melange of humility and audacity. It was a huge privilege to pursue this dialogue with her. We corresponded via email.

Why theatre?

Because theatre is now. Because theatre combines the music of the human voice in spoken word, the text that is every movement, and a concentrated space. And it has an ancient tradition. [Read more…]