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  1. Tom Hendry

    Tom Hendry

    Tom Hendry was born in Winnipeg in 1929 where he founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1958. He was the first literary manager at the Stratford Festival in 1969 and 1970. In 1971 he co-founded the Playwrights Co-Op, now the Playwrights Guild of Canada. He also served as co-founder and head of the Banff Playwrights Colony from 1974 to 1976 and since 1985 has been a consulting policy director for the Ontario Arts Council. His play, Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass (1975) won a Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Medal. Tom Hendry lived in Toronto for over 25 years. He passed away in 2012. Learn More
  2. Susan Knutson

    Susan Knutson

    Susan Knutson is a bilingual feminist scholar and a professor of English at Université Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotia’s francophone university. Her research is in Canadian literature and feminist poetics. She is internationally published in a wide variety of subject. Learn More
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  4. Shannon Hengen

    Shannon Hengen

    Shannon Hengen is a professor of English at Laurentian University. Her teaching roles include modern and contemporary drama, American literature, women’s writing, and the writer’s voice. She is also involved in the Interdisciplinary Masters in Humanities. Current research interests are Aboriginal and testimonial theatre, and Margaret Atwood’s oeuvre. Learn More
  5. Rosalind Kerr

    Rosalind Kerr

    Rosalind Kerr is Associate Professor of Dramatic Theory in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta. She combines her studies of the sixteenth-century Italian commedia dell’arte actresses and the impact that they had on shaping the early modern stage, with her work on contemporary Canadian experimental and queer theatre. She also has experience as a dramaturge, actor, and director. Learn More
  6. Ric Knowles

    Ric Knowles

    Ric Knowles is a freelance dramaturge and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. He is the award-winning author or editor of 20 books on theatre and performance, including Fundamentals of Directing, Judith Thompson, The Masks of Judith Thompson, ‘Ethnic,’ Multicultural, and Intercultural Performance (with Ingrid Mündel), The Shakespeare’s Mine, Asian Canadian Theatre (with Nina Lee Aquino), Staging Coyote’s Dream (2 vols, with Monique Mojica), and Performing Indigeneity (with Yvette Nolan). He is also founding editor of Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English and New Essays on Canadian Theatre. Learn More
  7. Ravi Jain

    Ravi Jain

    Ravi Jain is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and educator, and the artistic director of Why Not Theatre. He is engaged in many different arts organizations and creations across Toronto and the globe, including the programming committee for the Regent Park Arts and Culture Centre and the artist advisory committee for ArtReach Toronto. Learn More
  8. Rae Johnson

    Rae Johnson

    Rae Johnson is an artist who began teaching drawing and painting at OCAD in 1988. She has lectured about her work across Canada in universities and art centres. In the early 1980s, Rae formed the collective ChromaZone with fellow artists Oliver Girling, Andy Fabo, Brian Burnett, Sybil Goldstein, Tony Wilson, HP Marti, and, later, Tim Jocelyn. Learn More
  9. Njo Kong Kie

    Njo Kong Kie

    Njo Kong Kie was born in Indonesia and grew up in Macau where he received his musical education from the Academia de Música São Pio X. Long-serving pianist and music director of La La La Human Steps, Kong Kie gave close to 600 performances with the company throughout Canada and abroad between 1996 and 2012. Music from his album of original compositions Picnic in the Cemetery has been used on the stages of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet British Columbia, and the Singapore Dance Theatre. He has created original soundtracks for the Silesian Dance Theatre (Poland), Point View Art Association (Macau), and for choreographer Anne Plamondon (Montreal) and filmmaker Alejandro Alvarez. His original creations for the stage include operas and musical theatre, such as knotty together (with Anna Chatterton), La Señorita Mundo (with Kico Gonzalez-Risso), The Futures Market (with Douglas Rodger), Mr. Shi and His Lover (with Wong Teng Chi), and the non-text based concert theatre Picnic in the Cemetery. He calls Toronto home.

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  10. Moynan King

    Moynan King

    Originally from East Farnham, Quebec, Moynan King is a Toronto-based performer, director, curator, writer, and scholar.

    As an actor she has over forty professional film, theatre, and TV credits, most recently with roles in the hit CBC series Baroness von Sketch Show, and John Greyson’s silent subway thriller Murder in Passing and his upcoming feature Last Car. She is the author of six plays; the creator of performance installations, including the The Beauty Salon and Mothering; and was the co-creator and director of trace, which toured across Canada in 2015. She has been an artist-in-residence at Studio 303 in Montreal and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse. Moynan was co-founder and director of the Hysteria Festival (2003–2009), co-director of the Rhubarb! Festival (2003–2005), and has curated many a cabaret (Cheap Queers; Explain Yourself; Anne Made Me Gay; City of Freaks; Strange Sisters; Hysteria @ Edgy Women).

    A Ph.D. candidate at York University, Moynan’s academic writing has been published in journals (Canadian Theatre Review, nomorepotlucks, Canadian Literature), and books (More Caught in the Act; Once More, With Feeling; Compulsive Acts; Toronto Theatre and Performance). She was the editor of Canadian Theatre Review, issue 149, Queer Performance: Women and Trans Artists. Moynan is currently working on N13, a hybrid verbatim play about the Toronto housing crisis.

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