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Winnipeg playwright Alix Sobler has been named the winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Playwrighting Competition for her work The Great Divide.
Sobler receives a $1,000 prize and The Great Divide will receive a workshop and public reading at Montreal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts on Feb. 16
The play focuses on the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York, where 146 workers, most of them young women, died in less than 10 minutes.
The drama has already received readings at the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Carol Shields New Play Festival and the Women’s Histories Festival in New York, both in 2014.