Tara Beagan

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Plays by Tara Beagan

The Mill: Part III: The Woods

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

The mill does not yet exist in The Woods, and the land is the site of a First Nations burial ground. The interactions between the First Nations people and the first settlers put the wheel in motion for the terror that will haunt this area for hundreds of years to come. 

Tara Beagan is a proud halfbreed of Ntlaka’pamux and Irish Canadian heritage. She is Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her debut play, Thy Neighbour’s Wife garnered three Dora Award nominations in ’05, winning for Best New Play. Ensuing plays include Dreary and Izzy, The Fort at York, for which she was head writer and co-director, and Miss Julie: Sheh’mah, which earned five ’09 Dora nominations. Short plays include Quilchena, Here, Boy!, Foundlings, BLUEBEARD’S WI7E, TransCanada and Anatomy of an Indian. She was playwright-in-residence at the National Arts Centre in 2011, at NEPA in 2009/2010 and at Cahoots in 2007/2008. As well as a mentor for emerging theatre artists, Tara Beagan has written for film and radio, and is a Dora- and Betty-nominated actor.