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  1. Joe Osawabine

    Joe Osawabine

    Born and raised on the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve, Joe Osawabine first performed for Debaj at the age of twelve, in its landmark production of Lupi, the Great White Wolf. In the fourteen years since that performance, Joe's evolution as an artist had tracked Debaj's evolution as a theatre company. Joe assumed the responsibilities of Artistic Director of Debaj in 2004. Learn More
  2. Ed Roy

    Ed Roy

    Ed Roy has been a constant member of the Canadian theatre community for years, doing everything from directing, writing, dramaturgy, acting, and teaching to producing. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his theatrical adventures, including the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award for A Secret Life, and two Dora Awards for Outstanding Production for the plays The Other Side of the Closet and White Trash Blue Eyes. As an actor, Ed was also nominated for a Dora for his performance in Video Cabaret’s The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, and is the proud recipient of a Harold Alternative Theatre Award.

    More information about Ed is available on his website, www.edroy.ca.

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  3. James Reaney

    James Reaney

    James Reaney (1926–2008) was a Canadian poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was born in Easthope, Ontario. Reaney won his first of three Governor General’s Literary Awards for the book of poetry The Red Heart in 1949. He received the other two awards for A Suit of Nettles (1958) and a joint award for Twelve Letters to a Small Town and The Killdeer and Other Plays (1962). Reaney’s best-known dramatic work is his Donnellys trilogy. He taught at the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario for a total of forty years. He received his doctorate under the supervision of Northrop Frye. Reaney was married to poet Colleen Thibaudeau and had two children, both of whom are journalists. Learn More
  4. Evalyn Parry

    Evalyn Parry

    Evalyn Parry is Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Her award-winning, innovative, and interdisciplinary work is inspired by intersections of social justice, history, and auto/biography. Learn More
  5. Martha Ross

    Martha Ross

    Martha Ross co-founded Theatre Columbus with Leah Cherniak after she graduated from École Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Continuing in the spirit of their training, their company has created twenty-eight original comedies, including the world renowned The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (1987); The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (1995), for which Martha received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance; and The Betrayal, which received a 1999 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award for Best New Play. In 2007, Martha performed in the Canadian Stage Company’s touring production of The Overcoat. As well as performing, Martha has written several plays including Dr. Dapertutto (nominated for the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1990); Ratbag, a musical about the Industrial Revolution that she wrote with her composer husband, John Millard; and The Dog and the Angel for the Caravan Farm Theatre Co. (1999). Martha also teaches Shakespeare to children and young teens. One of the high points of her career was creating and performing the character of Ernestine. Learn More
  6. Brian Quirt

    Brian Quirt

    Brian is the artistic director of Nightswimming and director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. He has created eight of his own plays, most recently Why We Are Here! (with Martin Julien) which ran at the 2017 High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and These Are The Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad (with Jane Miller) which premiered in 2017 at Vancouver's Boca del Lupo. He is the current board chair and a past-president of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas, and two-time recipient of LMDA’s Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy. He has been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards; one for his adaptation (with Soheil Parsa) of Aurash. Learn More
  7. Stephen Orlov

    Stephen Orlov

    Stephen Orlov is an award-winning dramatist whose plays have been showcased in such major theatre centres as Montreal, Chicago, and London. They include Isolated Incident (with Rahul Varma), Salaam-Shalom, Bow Ties, Sperm Count, and Freeze, his box office hit at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre Company, published by Guernica Editions, 2016. Stephen also teaches master classes on scriptwriting for theatre and film, most recently for the Saint Lucia National Arts Festival and the Osher Institute at Dartmouth College. He served on the boards of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and Playwrights Canada Press, and he is a member of the inaugural playwrights unit of Infinithéâtre. He is writing Birthmark, the sequel to Sperm Count. Boston-born, Stephen resides in Montreal with his wife, cellist Karen Kaderavek.

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  8. Michele Riml

    Michele Riml

    Michele Riml is a critically acclaimed playwright from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her plays have been produced across Canada and in the US including at the Globe Theatre, the Grand, the Arts Club Theatre, the Belfry, and the Hayworth Theatre (Los Angeles). Other plays include Miss Teen, Under The Influence, RAGE (winner of the 2005 Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Play), and the acclaimed Poster Boys, which premiered at the Arts Club Theatre in 2008. Her plays for young audiences, commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre for Young People, include Cool, Invisible Girl, The Skinny Lie, and Tree Boy. Michele was nominated for the 2008 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Learn More
  9. Joseph Jomo Pierre

    Joseph Jomo Pierre

    Joseph Jomo Pierre was born in Trinidad and raised in Scarborough, Canada, where he completed a BFA in acting at York University. He is the author of Shakespeare’s Nigga, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, as well as BeatDown: Three Plays, which includes Born Ready, BeatDown, and Pusha-Man. He lives in Toronto.

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  10. Michael O'Brien

    Michael O'Brien

    Michael O'Brien was born on Saltspring Island and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and London, England. After collecting bits of paper from the University of Ottawa and the National Theatre School, he travelled across Canada on the Fringe circuit. His plays include The Last Temptation of Christopher RobinFreaks: A Circus Tale with Music (National Arts Centre, Atelier), the highly acclaimed stage versions of A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist (Young Peoples Theatre), a new version of The Barber of Seville created for Theatre Columbus (Dora Award, Best Production of a Musical), and his Viking epic Mad Boy Chronicle (Alberta Theatre Projects), which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. Recent works include Hard Times, adapted from Dickens for the National Arts Centre, and Shores of Wonder for CBC Radio, inspired by the Norse Vinland Sagas. He has also penned adaptations of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin. Still more recent works include Restitution: an Irish Canadian Rhapsody (Factory Theatre, 2004) and a new adaptation of H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man for The Shaw Festival (2006).

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