Mariya Khomutova | Playwright | Gillespie House Playwrights Retreat

For Driftwood: debut.

Other Credits (selected): First Métis Man of Odesa (Punctuate! Theatre); Encountering Ukraine: Readings in solidarity (Stratford Festival)

About: At The Gillespie House Playwrights Retreat Mariya is working on her second play after First Métis Man of Odesa. The questions she’s exploring in the play are connected with losing – and rediscovering – a relationship to land and language from the perspective of a new Canadian. The play, and the whole writing process at GHPR, is important to Mariya as a promotion of Ukrainian voices in the theatre scene, and as a possibility of receiving dramaturgical support.