The Gap


Ian Ross

About the Book
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.

“…nicely realized characters and sometimes painfully sharp observations.”
—Winnipeg Sun

“…a realistic, good-natured story.”
—Winnipeg Free Press

About the Author
Ian Ross was born in McCreary, Manitoba, and now calls Winnipeg home. His first professional mainstage production, farewel, was first produced in 1997. Ian is also the creator of “Joe from Winnipeg,” a phenomenally successful show on CBC Radio One. His first children’s play, Baloney!, about child poverty in Canada, was produced in 1998, and his second play for children, The Illustrated History of the Anishnawbe People, will premiere in the fall of 2001.

DRA13000 Drama/Canadian
112pp 5.5 x 8.5 in