Cheryl Foggo

A Calgary freelancer since 1980, Cheryl Foggo has worked as a playwright, screenwriter, young adult novelist, and fiction and non-fiction author.  She has been published as a journalist in Canadian Magazine, Reader’s Digest.ca, Avenue, AlbertaViews, Alberta Ventures, Calgary, Western Living, Sunday Magazine, Arts Bridge, Muse, Canadian Consumer, the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail and Legacy.

RECENT AND CURRENT PROJECTS

Cheryl Foggo's play John Ware Reimagined had its successful world premiere production by Ellipsis Tree Collective Theatre Company in Calgary in August, 2014. The script went on to win the Writers Guild of Alberta 2015 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama.

She is currently in development with the National Film Board of Canada with a doucmentary film about the legendary John Ware.

Her play, co-written with Clem Martini, The Devil We Know premiered at the Blyth Theatre Festival in August, 2012.

Her stage adaptation of the acclaimed Chinua Achebe novel Things Fall Apart received workshops and staged readings during Theatre Calgary’s Fuse Festival and Afrikadey in 2010. This project is now in development.

Her newest endeavour for the theatre, John Ware Reimagined, received its first public reading in February 2012 and will be remounted as part of the Stampede Centennial’s 100 days to Stampede program.

Cheryl Foggo’s children’s book Dear Baobab was published by Second Story Press in 2011.

Her collection of essays about southern Alberta’s Black history Hiding Place, will be released by University of Calgary Press in 2013.        

Well known for her work uncovering the stories of Alberta’s early Black pioneers, her multi-media presentations Ranchers, Rebels and the Righteous, Creole, Travelling On, Five Voices and Unlocking Sacred Codes have received multiple presentations across Alberta. 

Profiled on Who’s Who in Black Canada and the recipient of the 2008 national  Harry Jerome Award For The Arts, she is presently at work on a novel.

Other works for the theatre include "Heaven" and "Turnaround".

 

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