Governor General Award-winning playwright (farewel) Ian Ross is back with an engaging drama that breaks new ground in his ever-expanding exploration of relationships. Evan and Dawn are getting to know each other; as a young Native man, Evan is unsure of how to approach dating a “middle-class” white woman. The “gap” he perceives, real or otherwise, between his culture, his politics, and his lifestyle, and Dawn’s, continues to widen, preventing them both from moving forward. The two young lovers struggle not so much to keep the balance as to find it.
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“… nicely realized characters and sometimes painfully sharp observations.” —Winnipeg Sun
“… a realistic, good-natured story.” —Winnipeg Free Press
About the Author
Metis/Ojibway playwright and author Ian Ross was born in McCreary, Manitoba in 1968 and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Theatre. Ross’s plays include the Governor General’s Literary Award winner fareWel, which had productions across Canada and at the Edinburgh Festival, The Gap, Bereav’d of Light, Heart of a Distant Tribe, An Illustrated History of the Anishinabe, and The Third Colour. Ross has written for theatre, film, and television, and is well-known for his radio character “Joe from Winnipeg.” Ian Ross has been awarded the John Hirsch Award (1996), the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama (1997) for fareWel, and the James Buller Award (1999). Ian lives in Winnipeg.