Judith ThompsonPlaywright Judith Thompson will make a public presentation Thursday on the UWindsor campus.

Public invited to an evening with award-winning playwright

The University of Windsor’s Humanities Research Group will host “An Evening with Judith Thompson” on Thursday, March 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. The evening will feature a presentation by Thompson and a reception.

Thompson is a playwright, screenwriter, activist, actor and professor. She is renowned in Canada — and around the world — for dramas which link the daily realities of ordinary, sometimes marginalized people with worlds of the imagination. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award, the Chalmers Award, the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Amnesty International Award, and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

University Players is performing her drama, Lion in the Streets, through March 12 in the Hatch Studio Theatre. Visit www.UniversityPlayers.com for ticket information and details.

Thompson’s other plays include The Crackwalker, I Am Yours, Perfect Pie, Palace of the End and Watching Glory Die, based on the true story of 19-year-old Ashley Smith, who died in juvenile detention. She is also the author of the feature films Lost and Delirious, and Perfect Pie, as well as several made-for-television films.

Find more information on Thompson’s visit on the Humanities Research Group website.