Kent Stetson, (born July 5, 1948 in Marshfield, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian playwright and novelist.He is best known for the plays Warm Wind in China (1988), one of the first and most prominent AIDS-themed plays produced in Canada; As I Am (1986), a noted gay-themed work; and the Governor Generals Literary Award-winning The Harps of God (1997).

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  • Kent Stetson, (born July 5, 1948 in Marshfield, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian playwright and novelist.He is best known for the plays Warm Wind in China (1988), one of the first and most prominent AIDS-themed plays produced in Canada; As I Am (1986), a noted gay-themed work; and the Governor Generals Literary Award-winning The Harps of God (1997). His other plays include Queen of the Cadillac (1990), Just Plain Murder (1992), Sweet Magdalena (1994), The Eyes of the Gull (2000), New Arcadia (2001) and Horse High, Bull Strong, Pig Tight (2004). He has also published two novels, The World Above the Sky (2010) and Meat Cove (2013). He recently served as head writer for the spectacular sound and light show on Parliament Hill Northern Lights/Lumiere du Nord.The Harps of God received the 2001 Governor General's Literary Award for English language drama, and the 2001 Canadian Author’s Association’s inaugural Carol Bolt Award. He won the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition for New Arcadia, the Prince Edward Island Literary Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of Prince Edward Island, and the Wendell Boyle Award for contributions to PEI heritage.He was appointed to the Order of Canada in July 2007.Kent Stetson, C. M., writes drama, film, television, multi-media, essays, prose and prose non-fiction. Kent holds the Canadian Author’s Association Award, The Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. In 2007, he received Canada’s highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada.Bio update, 2018: "Kent Stetson is equally comfortable with word and image. The common bond is drama. Fresh out of college, he established the Charlottetown Lunchtime Theatre and produced twenty of it’s thirty new short works for the stage in its five-year history. His early training as a television drama director (BBC, 1973), co-owner of a private film production company, writer/director/producer of drama and documentary for CTV, the CBC, and The National Film Board of Canada set a dual career trajectory which has matured over three decades. Kent branched into multi-media work in the 2000s, working with Montreal’s Lucion Media, Moment Factory and id3. He was the head writer for id3’s sound and light show Northern Lights/Lumières du Nord, currently running summers on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. NL/LdN won the prestigious International Festival and Events Association’s award in 2014. In 2017, Kent was head writer for two prestigious international television and multi-media projects, produced by Lucion Media and Groupe Phaneuf for Veterans Affairs Canada and The Department of National Defence, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, presented in the presence of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, the princes William and Harry, French President François Holland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, GG David Johnston, the twenty thousand Canadians who travelled to France for the events and millions viewers around the world. Kent’s work as playwright and screenwriter is innovative and topical, developing themes of physical and psychological survival where his characters struggle to maintain their humanity. Kent recently served as Playwright in Residence at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre in association with Playwrights Workshop Montreal where he completed early drafts of Two Monkeys, One Grape, a new play in two acts for five actors. Kent’s website MasterPlayWorks includes his recently updated CV and a bookstore where his award-winning plays, novels and essays are available for purchase in a variety of formats." (en)
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  • Kent Stetson, (born July 5, 1948 in Marshfield, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian playwright and novelist.He is best known for the plays Warm Wind in China (1988), one of the first and most prominent AIDS-themed plays produced in Canada; As I Am (1986), a noted gay-themed work; and the Governor Generals Literary Award-winning The Harps of God (1997). (en)
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