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Turner, Valerie Sing


Valerie Sing Turneris a professional theatre artist based in Vancouver who performs, writes and produces. Though she didn’t know it at the time, she was a pioneer in equality when she produced, adapted, stage managed and played the prince (and an evil stepsister) in a basement production of Cinderella for her mom when she was six. She is a recipient of the Enbridge playRites Award for Emerging Canadian Playwright and the Gordon Armstrong Playwrights Rent Award, and was shortlisted for a commission with Philadelphia’s InterAct Theater. A former associate artist with urban ink productions and artist-in-residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, selected acting credits include War of the Eagles, Agamemnon, 36 VIEWS, Henry IV Part 1, Cloud 9, Hana’s Suitcase, Titus Andronicus, and the 2012 premiere of the interdisciplinary Confessions of the Other Woman, which was her playwriting debut. Her writings have appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, alt.theatre and ricepaper magazines, and she is happily working on two new plays, one of which centres on a Chinese-Canadian and Aboriginal couple who are both World War II veterans.

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