David Freeman, who has a degree in English Literature from Concordia University, writes: "My career as a professional writer began in 1964 with the publication of an article called 'The World of Can't.' Many articles followed. In the seventies, my talent turned towards the theatre and my plays had professional productions both here and abroad. More remarkably, Creeps brought me several awards (including) the New York Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright in 1973. Recently, I've written book reviews for the Montreal Gazette."
Creeps (a forceful and funny play about a young man with cerebral palsy)
*These titles have been suggested by the author based on the activities that he/she proposes to students.
It is, however, up to teachers to verify whether the titles are appropriate for their groups (age and education level, specific context, etc.).
Teaching staff are invited to contact the author for clarification on this aspect and assistance in preparing their groups for his/her visit.
The author's approach consists of taking students out of their comfort zone. The appeal for young people lies in the message that they have choices in life. Once the students have read Creeps or listened to the radio drama (Year of the Soul), the author allows them to guide him towards their particular interest in the subject matter.
Examples of activities
David Freeman writes brilliant, biting and funny dialogue, but has a disability that gives him a particular speech pattern, which takes a while getting used to. Students should be prepared for this. The workshop requires copies of the play Creeps.
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Secondary 3, Secondary 4, Secondary 5