In this issue guest editor Lauren Friesen has assembled a collection of contemporary plays by Mennonite writers. He situates their emphasis on non-resistance and peacemaking within the larger context of Western dramatic literature. The issue concludes with an extensive interview with Stephen Shank by Ervin Beck. --AH, CMW Co-editor
by Lauren Friesen
The Quest for Common Ground in Recent Mennonite Plays
by Vern Thiessen
Based on the story by Albert Wendt.
by Doug Reed
War's like a fog you can't keep out. It gets in everywhere. And it withers whatever it touches.
by Al Schnupp
A play based on the art and life of artist Käthe Kollwitz.
by Talia Pura
Three women, three perspectives, one war.
by Robert Hostetter
Scenes adapted from dialogues with peacemakers in Israel-Palestine
by Ervin Beck
Stephen Shank speaks about his beginnings in theater as the child of Mennonite church workers in Belgium, and his return to Belgium for a 30-year career in the theater.
- Miriam Toews' new novel due out April 15, 2014
- Sound in the Land 2014, June 5-8
- Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, Place
- Nonfiction and Poetry Contest
- New essay collection by Jeff Gundy
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