Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing: A Play

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Fifth House, 1989 - Drama - 134 pages
21 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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User Review  - Jasreet Badyal - Goodreads

I read The Rez Sisters back in September and had the amazing opportunity of watching it performed at The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC. So reading Dry Lips was a pleasure to see some of the male ... Read full review

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I had to read it for school I don't even understand what happened? Read full review

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Contents

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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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