Charlotte Cameron

Charlotte Cameron writes plays inspired by historical figures. No Gun for Annie and Running - The Alex Decoteau Story (1887-1917) premiered at The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in 2000 and 2001 respectively. Annie Jackson became Canada's first policewoman in 1912. That same year Cree runner, Alex Decoteau, Canada's first Aboriginal police constable, raced at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

In 2004 both Annie Jackson and Alex Decoteau were named to Edmonton's list of  top 100 citizens.

Running: The Alex Decoteau Story was rewritten for a family audience in 2004, thanks to a grant from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. It premiered during Edmonton's 100th Birthday Celebration at the Edmonton Art Gallery, now The Royal Albert Art Gallery. All three plays were directed by Laura Roald. Running: The Alex Decoteau Story was published in 2014 by Fictive Press.

In 2005 Charlotte and her husband, Tom Cameron, moved to Gabriola Island where she became fascinated by the life of Malcolm Lowry, the famous author of  Under the Volcano. Lowry's novel, October Ferry to Gabriola,  about his visit to the island in 1946, prompted her to write her fourth play October Ferries to Gabriola: A Radio Play for Five Actors (Fictive Press, 2017), which was performed in October 2016 to sold-out houses at the same lodge where the Lowrys stayed in 1946. 

Running: The Alex Decoteau Story and October Ferries to Gabriola can be ordered via FictivePress.com

 

 

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