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  1. Trina Davies

    Trina Davies

    Trina Davies is an actor, writer, and director. Trina’s award-winning plays include Multi User Dungeon (Alberta Playwrights Network Discovery Award 2000), Shatter (Alberta Theatre Projects 24-Hour Playwriting Competition winner 2003, shortlisted for the Prism International Residency Prize 2003, shortlisted for 13th Street Repertory Theatre New Works of Merit 2004, shortlisted for the International Dramatic Literature Prize, Media Arts, Literature and Sound), The Auction (Writers Guild of Alberta Short Play Award 2002), and Waxworks (Alberta Playwriting Competition winner 2007). Her plays have been read and/or performed at the Globe Theatre (Regina), Theatre Network (Edmonton), the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton), the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia), Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver), and the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto). Learn More
  2. Trey Anthony

    Trey Anthony

    Trey Anthony is known for the groundbreaking and award-winning television and theatrical production ’da Kink in my hair. She is the first Black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show in prime time on a major Canadian network. Trey is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W) and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV. She was recently named a Bell Media Fellow, which recognizes emerging television producers and their contribution to Canadian media. She is the creator of the wellness speaking series “A black girl in love with herself.” She is regularly invited to schools to speak to students about sexuality, body image, and other issues. Originally based in Toronto, Trey now lives in Georgia.

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  3. Tony Burgess

    Tony Burgess

    Toronto-born Tony Burgess is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. His most notable works include The Hellmouths of Bewdley, Pontypool Changes Everything, Caesarea, and Pontypool, the screenplay for the film adaptation of the novel. Tony lives in Stayner, Ontario.

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  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. Tara Beagan

    Tara Beagan

    Tara Beagan is a proud Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian” halfbreed based in Calgary, Alberta. She is co-founder/director of ARTICLE 11 with her most cherished collaborator, Andy Moro. She served as the artistic director of Native Earth Performing Arts from February 2011 to December 2013. A Dora Mavor Moore Award–winning playwright, she has been in residence at Cahoots Theatre, NEPA, the National Arts Centre, and Berton House. Five of her twenty plus plays have been published, and her first film script, 133 Skyway, co-written with Randy Redroad, won the imagineNATIVE award for best Canadian drama. Beagan is also a Dora and Betty Mitchell Award–​nominated actor.

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  6. Susan G. Cole

    Susan G. Cole

    Susan G. Cole is a political and cultural activist, author, and editor. She was instrumental in organizing Nightwood Theatre’s 5-Minute Feminist Cabaret in its early years and appeared as both performer and host. Nightwood produced A Fertile Imagination, her groundbreaking play about two lesbians trying to have a baby, in 1991. Susan has written two books on violence against women, Pornography and the Sex Crisis and Power Surge (both published by Second Story Press), and continues to lecture on the subject. She also has a regular column in the Canadian feminist magazine Herizons and is currently the senior entertainment and books editor at NOW Magazine in Toronto. She lives with her partner Leslie Chudnovsky in Toronto. Learn More
  7. Susan Bennett

    Susan Bennett

    Susan Bennett is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. She is widely published on a variety of theatre and performance topics, with special interest in women’s dramatic writing. She is a member of the Equity in Canadian Theatre initiative. Learn More
  8. Sarah Berthiaume

    Sarah Berthiaume

    Sarah Berthiaume is an actor and author. Her first play, The Flood Thereafter, won the Égregore prize in 2006. Some of her other works include Disparitions, Villes Mortes, and Les Orphelins de Madrid. She is the co-founder of Abat-Jour Théâtre, and a writer for Télé-Québec’s show, Tactik.

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  9. Salvatore Antonio

    Salvatore Antonio

    Salvatore Antonio was born in Toronto, Canada, and trained as an actor at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada, where he is now a guest instructor. Known primarily for his work on stage, screen, and television, In Gabriel’s Kitchen is his first full-length play. Since its premiere at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto in March 2006, In Gabriel’s Kitchen has been produced in Italian translation at Teatro Della Limonaia in Florence, Italy, and had its US premiere at the New Conservatory Theater of San Francisco in early 2008. As a writer, Salvatore has been playwright-In-residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto) where he was also a member of the AnteChamber Writers’ Unit. He is currently a member of the playwrights' unit at Tarragon Theatre (Toronto), where he is working on two new plays: LOAD and The Coronation of Medusa Regina. Learn More
  10. Ronnie Burkett

    Ronnie Burkett

    Ronnie Burkett has been captivated by puppetry since the age of seven, when he opened the World Book Encyclopedia to “Puppets.” He began touring his puppet shows at the age of fourteen and has been on the road ever since. Ronnie has received numerous awards in Canadian theatre as a playwright, actor, and designer for his work with Theatre of Marionettes, including the Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre, and international recognition including a Village Voice OBIE Award in New York for Off Broadway Theatre. From his peers, Ronnie has received three Citations for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from The American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette and the President’s Award from The Puppeteers of America. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost theatre artists, his work has created an unprecedented adult audience for puppet theatre, and continuously plays to great critical and public acclaim in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany, Austria, Sweden, and elsewhere. Ronnie is the 2009 recipient of the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. When not wiggling dollies in front of strangers, Ronnie lives in Toronto. Learn More

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