Susan Flemming

Who I am: Playwright, director, producer, researcher,  editor, drama teacher,  sometime actor,  journalist, photographer, former cattle drover, cow-calf operator, waitress, bureaucrat,  tour guide and consummate volunteer.

Currently, I teach drama classes to adults for OYP Theatre School, located in the Shenkman Arts Centre, Orléans.

Co-Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2003 for All The Way to Russia.

Most plays I have written are period pieces, telling stories of how Canada as a nation has developed (warts and all.).  Plays include A Dickens of a Christmas, which takes place while Charles Dickens visits Canada in 1842; Outrage: The McGonigle Murders, based on the rape and murder of two young girls in the village of Cumberland in 1890;  and Quarantine set primarily in 1927 which tells the story of  diphtheria and the controversy over vaccination.

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