Things Donne and unDonne: Alumna and Playwright Karen Simons


Things Donne
Douglas Tokaryk and Xavier Adria in a scene from
Things Donne & unDonne

Congratulations to Alumna Karen Simons (PhD 2000) whose play Things Donne and unDonne was well-received at the recent Edmonton Fringe Festival. There is a description of the show here, and an extensive interview with Dr. Simons and the show’s director, Caroline Howarth, here. Note that in the interview there is some discussion of how particular characters are based on Waterloo faculty and graduate students!

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2 responses to “Things Donne and unDonne: Alumna and Playwright Karen Simons

  1. As a former member of the John Donne Society, I found this posting (and the “conceit” of Dr.SImons’ play) really interesting! Hope Dr. Simons continues her explorations in Donne!

  2. Anyone interested in joining the John Donne Society, there’s information at http://johndonnesociety.tamu.edu/
    The membership fee appears to have gone down since my day.

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