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  1. Roberta Barker

    Roberta Barker

    Roberta Barker is Associate Professor of Theatre at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. She is the author of Early Modern Tragedy, Gender and Performance, 1984–2000: The Destined Livery. Her work on early modern and modern drama in performance has been published in Early Theatre, Modern Drama, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Shakespeare Survey, among other journals and essay collections, while her articles on contemporary Atlantic Canadian theatre have appeared in Canadian Theatre Review and Theatre in Atlantic Canada.

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  2. Robert Dickson

    Robert Dickson

    Robert Dickson was a Canadian poet, translator, and academic. He worked as a professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and won the Governor General’s Literary Award for French poetry in 2002 for his book Humains paysages en temps de paix relative. He passed away in 2007.

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  3. Robert Chafe

    Robert Chafe

    Robert Chafe has worked in theatre, dance, opera, radio, and film. His plays have been seen in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States, and include Afterimage, Oil and Water, Tempting Providence, Under Wraps and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Robert has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, and won in 2010 for Afterimage. His first book of short fiction, Two-Man Tent was released in 2016. Robert lives in Newfoundland.

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  4. Rob Appleford

    Rob Appleford

    Rob Appleford is an associate professor in the English and Film Studies Department at the University of Alberta. He has published many articles on Aboriginal literatures and theatre. Currently, he is at work on a monograph study entitled Caliban’s Children: The Politics of Desire in North American Aboriginal Literature. Learn More
  5. Rick Chafe

    Rick Chafe

    Rick Chafe’s plays include his new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Dog (adapted from Leon Rooke’s Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel), The Odyssey, The Last Man and Woman on Earth, and Zac and Speth. Rick also works as a dramaturge, television story consultant and writer, produces documentary video, and has taught playwriting to every age of student from grade one to university. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and daughter. Learn More
  6. Rébecca Déraspe

    Rébecca Déraspe

    Rébecca Déraspe is the author of the acclaimed plays Le Radeau, Plus (+) que toi, Votre crucifixion, Peau d’ours (a finalist for the Prix Michel-Tremblay), Le merveilleux voyage de Réal de Montréal, and Nino. She was a member of the writing collective for Ceci est un meurtre, which premiered in 2015. Rébecca also works as a screenwriter, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

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  7. Rebecca Burton

    Rebecca Burton

    Rebecca Burton has a BA in theatre and history from the University of Guelph, an MA in theatre history from the University of Victoria, and a PhD ABD from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Rebecca has worked in theatre in various capacities: as an actor, collective creationist, director, dramaturge, playwright, stage manager, and technician. She also works as an arts administrator, editor, researcher, and educator, teaching theatre and literature. Currently, Rebecca is the Membership and Professional Contracts Manager at the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Lead Organizer of the Equity in Theatre (EIT) initiative.

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  8. Rachel Ditor

    Rachel Ditor

    Rachel Ditor is a director, dramaturge, and the current literary manager of the Arts Club Theatre Company. Rachel attended McGill University for her undergraduate degree and the University of British Columbia for her M.F.A., where she specialized in directing. She managed the performing arts school at the Jewish Community Centre and has stayed on at UBC as an adjunct professor, where she teaches a dramaturgy class. Rachel was awarded the 2012 Bra D’Or Award for her work in promoting women playwrights in Canada. She makes her home in Vancouver.

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  9. 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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  10. Pan Bouyoucas

    Pan Bouyoucas

    Pan Bouyoucas came to Canada with his Greek parents in 1963. After studies in architecture, he obtained a BFA in film and theatre at Concordia University and worked a few years as a film critic. Since 1975 he has written in French seven novels, a collection of short stories, a book for children, a dozen radio dramas, and stage plays, many of them translated into several languages. From the Main to Mainstreet (a.k.a. Divided We Stand), which he wrote in English, in 1989 for Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, was the best-selling show ever staged at Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company. The recipient of many literary awards and nominations in Canada and abroad, Bouyoucas is also a talented translator and the winner of the 2002 Quebec Writers Federation Prize for translation. Learn More

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