Ginny Collins is the artist-in-residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) July 21 – 30, 2015. Ginny is a playwright based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a member of the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit. Her play Good Intentions was part of Winnipeg Jewish Theatre’s 2013/2014 season. She is currently under commission by Prairie Theatre Exchange to write Revenge & Co., which was read in 2015 as part of the Carol Shields Festival. She is also being commissioned by Cercle Molière for a French/English co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange. Her play, The Good Daughter, was published in the Breakout Anthology and was Best of Fest at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Ginny’s short play Terroristas was published in a collection called Generation NeXXt. Ginny’s other plays include Prairie Spirits (2009 Fringe) and MBTV: Histoire en Direct – a bilingual English and French children’s play that toured Manitoba schools.
Ginny will be participating in MAC’s Churchill Artists’ Residency to conduct research and craft her newest play The Flats. This project has been commissioned as a French and English bilingual co-production by Cercle Molière and Prairie Theatre Exchange. The Flats is a comedic murder mystery that takes place in one of the most isolated places in the world. When a man is found dead on The Flats in Churchill, Manitoba, no one knows whether to blame man or nature. Was it a murder? Or did he succumb to the extreme conditions? As accusations are thrown around, the town’s quirkiest residents are forced to reveal a past they’d rather leave behind.