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  1. 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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  2. Maureen Moynagh
  3. Nina Lee Aquino

    Nina Lee Aquino

    Nina Lee Aquino is a director, dramaturge, and playwright. She is Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Company and Artistic Associate of the Factory Theatre. Nina co-wrote Miss Orient(ed) and her monologues have been published in Beyond the Pale and She Speaks. Other credits include awards for directing and Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for outstanding direction. Learn More
  4. Ted Dykstra

    Ted Dykstra

    Ted Dykstra started playing piano at the age of six, and went on to compete in the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival when he was twelve. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ted’s theatre work has won him a multitude of prestigious awards. Learn More
  5. Green Thumb Theatre

    Green Thumb Theatre

    Green Thumb Theatre was founded in 1975 to develop original Canadian plays for young audiences. Since that time, Green Thumb has emerged as one of Canada’s leading theatre companies for young people, producing excellent material for audiences and artists, and contributing to the growing body of work evolving in this field. Green Thumb demonstrates a new excitement and potential for children’s theatre.

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  6. Natalie Rewa

    Natalie Rewa

    Natalie Rewa is the author of Scenography in Canada: Selected Designers (University of Toronto Press, 2004). She was an editor of Canadian Theatre Review from 1987 to 1995. Her current research focuses on Michael Levine’s production design for opera. She was the co-curator of the Canadian exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2007. She is Professor of Drama at Queen’s University in Kingston. Learn More
  7. Daniel Brooks

    Daniel Brooks

    Daniel Brooks has worked as a director writer, actor, producer, and teacher. He is a mainstay of this country’s theatre, working with a network of Ontario-based writers, playwrights, and directors who virtually define the current scene (Guillermo Verdecchia, Daniel MacIvor, and John Mighton among them). He has been co-director of the Augusta Company and da da kamera, and playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre. He is currently Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company.

    Among his works as a writer are The Return of Pokey Jones (Poor Alex Theatre, 1985), The Noam Chomsky Lectures (with Verdecchia, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1992), The Lorca Play (with MacIvor, Theatre Centre, 1992), Here Lies Henry (with MacIvor, Buddies in Bad Times, 1996), and Insomnia (with Verdecchia, Theatre Centre, 1997).

    He has also directed several works, notably MacIvor’s House (1992), Mighton’s Possible Worlds (1998), Faust (Tarragon Theatre, 1999), Soulpepper’s production of Becket’s Endgame (1999), and Mighton’s Half Life.

    Daniel has won several awards, including the Chalmers (for Noam Chomsky, Here Lies Henry, House), the Dora Mavor Moore Award three times for directing, the Edinburgh Fringe First Award (Here Lies Henry); and has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award (Noam Chomsky). In October 2000, he won the Capital Critics Circle Award for his direction of Possible Worlds. In October 2001, he received the first Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

    Daniel has also worked in film, notably with Bruce McDonald (whose film Highway 61 was inspired by Pokey.)

    His highly innovative work has travelled across Canada and around the world. He is married to Jennifer Ross. They have two daughters, and live in Toronto.

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  8. Jordi Mand

    Jordi Mand

    Jordi Mand is a Canadian playwright. Her first full-length play, Between the Sheets, premiered in 2012 as part of Nightwood Theatre’s ’12/’13 season in Toronto and has since been produced both nationally and internationally. Jordi is a resident artist of Theatre Passe Muraille and a past member of Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit. Upcoming projects include new plays with Nightswimming Theatre, Theatre Yes, and UnSpun Theatre. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. 

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  9. Ric Knowles

    Ric Knowles

    Ric Knowles is of anglo-Scottish heritage, and is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, editor of Canadian Theatre Review, and past editor of Modern Drama (1999–2005). He is author of The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning, Shakespeare and Canada, and Reading the Material Theatre, co-author (with the Cultural Memory Group) of Remembering Women Murdered by Men, editor of Theatre in Atlantic Canada, Judith Thompson, and The Masks of Judith Thompson, and co-editor (with Joanne Tompkins and W.B. Worthen) of Modern Drama: Defining the Field. He is General Editor of the book series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English and New Essays on Canadian Theatre from Playwrights Canada Press.

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  10. Jason Sherman

    Jason Sherman

    Jason Sherman has written extensively for the stage, radio, and television. His plays include Remnants (A Fable); It’s All True; Patience; Reading Hebron; The Retreat; The League of Nathans; An Acre of Time, and Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. He served as executive story editor and writer on the TV series ReGenesis, earning Gemini and Canadian Screenwriting Award nominations. For CBC Radio he wrote “National Affairs,” “Irving Invectus,” and “Graf,” for which he received the Canadian Screenwriting Award for radio drama. He is currently working on several television, radio and film projects. He lives in Toronto. Learn More

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