THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Article by J. Kelly Nestruck
HOW STORIES SHAPED WEYNI MENGESHA INTO THE THEATRE DIRECTOR SHE IS TODAY
Two stories from Weyni Mengesha’s upbringing help explain how she became the storyteller she is – a Canadian theatre director whose bridge-building philosophy has led to big box-office successes like ’da Kink in My Hair andKim’s Convenience, and an artist with unusual insight into plays about war and royal families.
The recent Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner for outstanding direction tells these stories well – as simply and captivatingly as any of her theatre productions – one sunny day, relaxing on a couch in the Soulpepper office.