Looking for Canadian WWII letters for artistic commemoration

JUNO-nominated fiddler and singer Miranda Mulholland, in partnership with Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC), has issued a call for submissions of letters to and from Canadians during WWII for an artistic commemoration and online display for this year’s Remembrance Day.

If you have family letters, stories, and photos you’d like to share, Ms. Mulholland would like to hear from you.

From these letters, the creative team will create a filmed theatre and radio piece in the style of a 1930s radio play with readings and music featuring Canadian actors and musicians to be broadcast on Remembrance Day 2021 via the NAC, along with an online portal that will feature the letters, photos, and biographies of their writers.

The team is also interested in highlighting voices that haven’t had previous publication and to shine a light on all Canadian communities who played their part in WWII including women and BIPOC, and in both official languages.

You can submit photos, transcripts or PDFs to DearCanadaLettersFromWW2@gmail.com until July 31, 2021.

More information is available on the Dear Canada section of Ms. Mulholland’s website.

An trailer of the 2020 program with the NAC, Letters from the Great War, originally developed with Soulpepper Theatre Company, is on YouTube. 

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Posted On: June 10, 2021 at 06:11AM