Consciousness, Literature and the Arts
Per Brask has taught at the University of Winnipeg since1982. Prior to this, he was dramaturg for Playwrights Workshop (Montreal) and Artistic Director of the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre. During his time in Montreal, 1978-1982, he also taught playwriting at Concordia University and the National Theatre School of Canada. Throughout his career he has been a dramaturg on numerous plays and productions.
He has published poetry, short stories, translations, interviews and essays in such journals as Anthropologica, Border Crossings, Canadian Folklore, Canadian Theatre Review, C.G. Jung Page, Contemporary Verse 2, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (for which he serves on the editorial board), Danish Literary Magazine, Descant, Event, Grain, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Literary Review, Malahat Review, Modern International Drama, NeWest Review, Nexus, Performing Arts Journal, Poetica, Poetry Canada Review, Poet Magazine, Prairie Fire, The Philosophers' Magazine and Zygote.
Per is co-editor with Claire Borody of the new e-journal The Canadian Journal of Practice-based Research in Theatre, which is launching its inaugural issue in the fall of 2009.
He has written a number of radio dramas for CBC Manitoba and he has written plays and libretti.
Per’s books include Power/lessness (monologues, Turnstone Chapbooks,1987), Duets (short stories, with George Szanto, Coteau, 1989), DramaContemporary: Scandinavia (plays, ed., PAJ, 1989), Double Danish (short stories, ed. and trans., Cormorant, 1991), Aboriginal Voices: Amerindian, Inuit and Sami Theatre (essays, plays and interviews, ed. with William Morgan, Johns Hopkins UP, 1992), God's Blue Morris: A Selection of Poems by Niels Hav (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Crane Editions, 1993), Contemporary Issues in Canadian Theatre and Drama (essays, ed. Blizzard Publishing, 1995), Essays on Kushner's Angels (ed. Blizzard Publishing, 1995), The Woods by Klaus Høeck (poems, trans. with Patrick Friesen, Crane Editions, 1998), Seven Canons (plays by Canadian women ed. with Martin Bragg and Roy Surrette, Playwrights Canada Press, 2000),Two Plays by Ulla Ryum (trans. Adler & Ringe, 2001), A Sudden Sky: Selected poems by Ulrikka S. Gernes (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Brick Books, 2001), We Are Here a collection of poems by Niels Hav (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Book Thug, 2006), and Copenhagen a collection of short stories by Katrine Marie Guldager (trans., Book Thug, 2009).