Marie Clements

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  • Reid Gilbert (University of British Columbia)

Marie Clements is quickly establishing herself as a major Canadian playwright, director and performer. As Artistic Director of urban ink productions, a First Nations theatre company in Vancouver, she is in the vanguard of new performance; she has been involved in various ways in the development of over seventy productions of new work. As a writer, performer and producer, Clements engages with Aboriginal and multi-cultural issues, women's issues, and the realities of people living in the city core. Her dramatic vision is a multi-layered one, working in rhythms of Native storytelling presented in a rich theatrical semiosis of visual- and sound-scape, movement, ritual and symbolism combined with realistic urban images and language. It is a …

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Gilbert, Reid. "Marie Clements". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 December 2006
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]