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  1. DD Kugler

    DD Kugler

    DD Kugler, a Vancouver-based freelance dramaturg/director in theatre and dance, was the first Canadian president of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA, 2000–2002). He served eight seasons as Production Dramaturg with Toronto’s Necessary Angel Theatre (1985–1993), five seasons as Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Northern Light Theatre (1993–1998), and has taught for the past ten years in the Theatre Area at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Kugler adapted Marc Diamond’s Property, and (in collaboration with Richard Rose) co-authored Newhouse, as well as the adaptations of Michael Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter, and Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage. Learn More
  2. Constance Lindsay Skinner
  3. Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

    Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

    Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman is a multiple-award-winning playwright. She graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada and has gone on to write for theatre, radio, film, and television. Selected writing credits include The End of Pretending; Scratch, which was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and a Governor General’s Literary Award; and CBC Radio’s Afghanada. Most recently she has been working on three feature films. Charlotte lives in Toronto.

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  4. Lois Fine

    Lois Fine

    Lois Fine has been widely published in anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and journals across various genres. Her article “Outlaw Moms,” first published in NOW Magazine and later in the anthology Who’s Your Daddy?, documents her and others’ successful Ontario charter challenge regarding queer parenting. Lois lives in Toronto.

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  5. Clem Martini

    Clem Martini

    Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, an associate professor of drama at the University of Calgary, and a past president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. He is a three-time winner of the Alberta Writers Guild Drama Prize, was a nominee of the Governor General’s Literary Award in Drama for A Three Martini Lunch, and the author of several novels for young adults, including the trilogy Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles. Learn More
  6. Rahul Varma

    Rahul Varma

    Rahul Varma is a playwright, artistic director of Teesri Duniya Theatre, and co-founder of alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage. He writes both in Hindi and English, a language he acquired as an adult. Some of his other plays include Land Where the Trees Talk, No Man’s Land, Trading Injuries (a radio drama), and Truth and Treason. His plays have been translated into French, Italian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Rahul is the recipient of a special Juror’s Award from the Quebec Drama Federation, a Montreal English Critic’s Circle Award for promoting Interculturalism, and the South Asian Theatre Festival Award.

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  7. Louise H. Forsyth

    Louise H. Forsyth

    Louise H. Forsyth has always loved performance and theatre. As an amateur lover of the stage, she has acted, sung, danced, written, directed, produced, translated, stage managed, served as props manager, and hung out as much as she could as spectator. Woven into an amateur obsession with theatre has been her professional life, where she wrote two theses on the classic French writer of theatrical comedy, Molière, taught courses and supervised theses in theatre, drama, and dramatic literature, wrote scholarly studies about French and Québec playwrights, and theorized about acting and dramatic writing. Her areas of academic specialization are feminist performance and dramaturgy in Québec.

    Along with her passion for what the women of Québec have written for theatre, she has been engaged for quite some time with developing theories of dramaturgy and acting au féminin, along with revealing the sources of tenacious sexism in the practices and conventions for doing theatre, for studying and evaluating it, and for recounting its history. In short, she has been wondering for quite some time why women’s roles have tended to remain stereotypical in works for stage, TV and film, why theatre done by women—when its perspective is explicitly derived from a woman’s point of view—is still easily dismissed with a summary shrug as deserving only condescending scorn, why women’s theatrical experimentation is so rarely discussed by scholars as serious theoretical work or used by them in their own theoretical reflections, and why the silence of critics on women and their richly creative activities has not yet been overcome when it comes to their accounts of theatre history. Learn More
  8. Paul Dunn

    Paul Dunn

    Paul Dunn is a playwright based in Stratford, Ontario. His plays have been produced by Theatre Direct (BOYS), the Stratford Festival (High-Gravel-Blind), Studio 180 Theatre (Offensive Shadows—Audience Choice Award, SummerWorks Festival), cart/horse theatre (Dalton and Company), and Roseneath Theatre (Outside—Dora Award Nomination, Outstanding New Play, TYA). He co-authored The Gay Heritage Project, which was produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, toured nationally, and was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding New Play. His play Memorial received an honourable mention from the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition. He is also an actor and has worked in theatres across the country.

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  9. Ingrid Mundel

    Ingrid Mundel

    Ingrid Mündel is a PhD candidate in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. She has articles published in Theatre Research in Canada, Canadian Literature, and Postcolonial Text, and she co-edited a special issue of The Review of Pedagogy, Education, and Cultural Studies. Learn More
  10. Damien Atkins

    Damien Atkins

    Actor and playwright Damien Atkins was born in Australia and grew up in Edmonton. He is the author and performer of two solo shows: miss chatelaine and Real Live Girl, as well as the full-length plays Good Mother and Lucy. He has been playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company and at the University of British Columbia and is the recipient of a Dora Award nomination for Best New Play for Lucy, a Sterling Award for miss chatelaine, and two Dora Awards for Real Live Girl. Damien is a member of the Theatrefront Ensemble and a guest instructor at the National Theatre School. He makes his home in Toronto. Learn More

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