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PARC Playwright Profile for August 2018

July 31, 2018

PARC member Margie Carmichael is a Prince Edward Island musician, entertainer, songwriter, author and playwright.

Her first play Scenes From a Wake was produced in 2000 through Theatre P.E. I. (Rob MacLean – director/dramaturge). PARC supported Margie through its Kitchen Table Program (Jenny Mundy/Kent Stetson dramaturges) and PARC’s Playwrights Colony at Mulgrave Road Theatre in Guysborough N.S. (Don Hannah – dramaturge). Re-named Raining Cats and Daughters, Mulgrave Road Theatre produced the play in 2002 and it toured regionally that same year.

Margie has written radio plays, theatre sketches and parodies that CBC has aired locally, regionally and nationally. She was a 3-time guest on Lorne Elliott’s Madly Off in all Directions and her parody Grenades and Spam was picked up and aired on BBC Radio. In 2006 Acorn Press published Margie’s first book and my name is...Stories From the Quilt.

Actress and playwright Marlane O’Brien has since adapted four stories from this collection, connecting them through original songs, creating Stories From the Red Dirt Road a play with music which is making its debut this summer through The Confederation Centre of the Arts at The Mack. The show runs on selected dates from Aug. 2 – Sept.21.