Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing: A Play

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Fifth House, 1989 - Drama - 134 pages
11 Reviews

Nominee, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, 1989

Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award winner, 1990

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play The Rez Sisters. Wherein The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven "Wasy" women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

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Review: Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing

User Review  - Benjamin Louter - Goodreads

Although highway provides the reader with insights, the chaotic storyline will challenge even the most attentive reader. There is simply too much going on in this piece. Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

Really difficult to imagine staged. Confusing but also intriguing, dark. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1989)

Tomson Highway was born December 6, 1951 in northwest Manitoba. He did not learn to speak English until he was six years old. In high school, he was considered to be a musical prodigy, and he later attended the University of Western Ontario where he obtained degrees in both Music and English. Highway then spent two years at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music studying piano. He went on to study to be a concert pianist in London under William Aide He is best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award. In addition to writing plays, he has worked as a producer, actor and stage manager. Before his career in theatre, he spent seven years working with Aboriginal organizations. His Native Performing Arts Company is Toronto's only professional Aboriginal theatre company. Highway's awards also include the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. In 1994, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. In 2000, Maclean's named him as one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history. In 2001, he received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of arts and culture.

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