This interactive session will allow participants to ponder questions of equity and inclusion in historical storytelling through Darrin's experiences in the Edmonton region. His invitational style, sharp wit and seemingly unending well of stories ensures this will be an engaging and thought-provoking session.
Darrin Hagen is an award-winning playwright, author, composer, performer and Queer historian. He has created over 40 plays and dozens of published essays and articles, many dealing with the history of sexual minorities in Alberta. In 2005, he was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century. In 2013, he was inducted into the Q Hall of Fame Canada for his contribution to Queer Canadian culture. He was recently named by the AFA as one of the 25 Most Influential Alberta Artists in the last 25 years. He has received seven Sterling awards for his work in Edmonton theatre. He is a renowned Drag performer whose famous dresses are currently on display in the Mitchell Art Gallery. Darrin is MacEwan's Writer in Residence for 2021.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.