Valerie Sing Turner
Valerie is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who performs, writes, directs, dramaturges, and produces. A recipient of the Enbridge playRites Award for Emerging Canadian Playwright, Gordon Armstrong Playwrights Rent Award, and John Moffat + Larry Lillo Prize, she was artist-in-residence with the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) for In the Shadow of the Mountains, her 10-actor play in development. Her writings have appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, alt.theatre, Ricepaper Magazine, various online publications, and operatic libretti. She has been artist-in-residence with the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, associate artist with Urban Ink Productions, and guest artist with Canada’s National Voice Intensive. In 2019, she was the recipient of the UBCP/ACTRA International Women's Day Award in recognition of her "outstanding contributions to the Union, the industry, and causes of social justice"; in 2022, she was one of 11 individual artists to be honoured with the Lieutenant Governor's Platinum Jubilee Arts and Music Award, in recognition of "exceptional contributions to the arts in their community in BC." She performs onstage and onscreen, and has voiced animation as well as CBC radio dramas and short-story narrations. In 2014, Valerie was one of two Canadians invited to train with the Suzuki Company of Toga (Japan) as a member of their International Training Group. She is currently co-directing the animated film adaptation of the operetta, Did I Just Say That?, for which she wrote the libretto.
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Vol. 10, No. 3
Seeking Relation at the Speed of TrustBy David Ng and Valerie Sing Turner
A Cultivating Kin conversation.
Vol. 10, No. 3
Generative DiscomfortValerie Sing Turner and Diane Roberts
Cultivating Kin has intentionally chosen to document its process and journey through a set of conversations.