About the Reading:

Join Hamilton-based playwright Stephen Near in a reading of his recent work “Creature” about his obsession with the phenomenon of Sasquatch and the wonder of teetering on the edge of civilization. This piece was dramaturged by the Director of New Play Development Luke Brown as part of the Theatre Aquarius Junction. Theatre Aquarius is hosting this reading in partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada and their PlayConnect program. The link for this reading will be available for seven days.

About Stephen Near:

Stephen is a writer working in Hamilton. His plays have been performed across Canada at various theatres and festivals including the Ottawa Fringe, the Toronto Fringe, the Hamilton Fringe, New Ideas, and Summerworks. He is a graduate of York University (BFA), the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (B. Ed) and the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph. He is a member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada, the Theatre Aquarius Playwrights Unit and Junction as well as an alumnus of the Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Banff Centre. Stephen is co-founder and playwright-in-residence of Same Boat Theatre in Hamilton.