PTC Announces Incoming Dramaturg
Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) has just announced that Kathleen Flaherty will join the organization as Dramaturg, effective October 1, 2012. PTC’s current Dramaturg, Heidi Taylor, moves into the Artistic and Executive Director position, while current Executive Director and Literary Manager Martin Kinch will be the company’s first Dramaturg Emeritus.
Kathleen will assume her duties October 1, to lead the 2012 PTC Writers’ Colony. She will curate the company’s professional development programs, including the Dramaturgical Reading Program and Writers’ Blocks, and provide management support for the company.
Kathleen Flaherty is a northern Albertan by birth, a theatre director and dramaturg by training, a producer of hundreds of hours of radio drama and documentary for CBC Radio for the last 20 years, and a lover of theatre, music, art and literature. Her work in drama for CBC includes everything from adaptations of “A Fine Balance” and “Stanley Park” to the wildly original Thomas King series “The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour”. Her dramaturgical work in the theatre began in the early 1980s and included work with Factory Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Nightwood and Theatre New Brunswick as well as producing and directing original works for independent small theatre production, Fringe production, her friend’s garage production. Her radio documentary on the subject of Risk will air on CBC Radio’s Ideas in the fall.