Talia Pura

Talia Pura has had many plays performed and several published, including Delivery, with Blizzard Publishing, Paul and Ruth, in the Manitoba Writers' Guild Anthology and The Strawberry Monologue, in Monologues for Women, by Women, with Heinemann Press, in Chicago. The University of Michigan published Cry After Midnight. CBC Radio commissioned, Hillary. She has had plays presented at the Women Playwrights International Conference (WPIC) in Stockholm, 2012, and Cape Town, 2015. Her resource book, Stages: Creative Ideas for teaching Drama, was published by Schillingford Press in 2002, and its second edition came out in 2013, along with its follow-up book, CUES: Theatre Projects from Classroom to Stage. Talia taught drama and theatre production at the University of Winnipeg from 1999 to 2015. She has been an actor and dancer for many years, appearing on stage and in films, such as her supporting lead role in Guy Maddin's Saddest Music in the World. She is an aerial dance performer, on silks, which she has performed across Canada and incorporated into several plays, including Metamorphosis, Demons of the Mind, and in her role of Puck, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, for Shakespeare in the Ruins. She is also a filmmaker, with ten short dramas to her credit. They have played in various film festivals and several have held broadcasting licences with CBC TV.