The award-winning author, humourist, and playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor, will perform on stage at the Kinplex in Flesherton, Saturday evening, November 9, presented by Friends of the South Grey Museum. Friends of the South Grey Museum was incorporated by the Ontario Historical Society in 2013.
Coming off an exhilarating round of engagements that include performing at the Canadian National Exhibition, Taylor’s hugely anticipated local appearance will mark his first engagement within the Municipality of Grey Highlands.
Widely regarded as a leading member of the Indigenous cultural renaissance that came out of the 1980s, the prolific performer from Curve Lake First Nation, near Peterborough, has honed his considerable stage skills over three decades.
In addition to writing 33 books, numerous television scripts, and a made-for-television movie (three Gemini Award nominations) based upon his play In a World Created by a Drunken God — the multi-talented Taylor has done stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and also served as Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native Theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.
He has held numerous writer-in-residence positions including posts at several universities and at the Stephen Leacock Festival.
As his sizeable following has discovered, Taylor’s special brand of humour is the laughter-inducing element that feed his well-received writings and stage presentations.
His forthcoming Flesherton appearance will introduce us a unique perception of Indigenous people.
Advance table bookings are encouraged and enquiries should be directed to the South Grey Museum at (519) 924-2843 or (519) 924-2170.