Talia Pura

Talia has written/produced/directed four short dramatic films, I Dream of You, Collections, Intel and The Strawberry Confession, which has played at various film festivals, including the NSI on-line festival. She held a commission for CODE (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition), Funded by Manitoba Film and Music, Aerial Artistry played at the Vancouver Olympics, 2010.


As a playwright, Talia has had many performances, several publications and a C.B.C. radio commission; a drama called Hillary. Fringe Festival offerings have included Confessions of an Art School Model, Bette Davis Eyes, Demons of the Mind, Metamorphosis and Mata Hari. Harriet Bosse, was part of StrindbergFest, and Queen of my Heart was written for ShawFest. She is part of the Canadian Forces Artists Program, 2010-2012, for which she went to Afghanistan to research her next screenplay and various plays. The first of her writings for the Afghanistan project, Ten O’clock, was read at FemFest, 2011.


Her book, STAGES: Creative Ideas For Teaching Drama was published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc.


Talia’s monologue, The Strawberry Confession, was included in a collection with Heineman Publishing, and she recently had a piece of fiction, Emails to Anna, published in Prairie Fire magazine. An excerpt from the play, Paul and Ruth, was included in a/crosssections: NEW MANITOBA WRITING.


In addition to her creative projects, Talia teaches drama at the University of Winnipeg and coordinators aYouth Mentorship in the Arts Program for ACI (Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba). She is the president of the ACTRA Manitoba Council and the Manitoba Councilor for ACTRA National.


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