- Brian Kennedy has an MA in Canadian Studies. Currently, he teaches Drama and English, a career which he has enjoyed for close to thirty years. His students led him to learn more about the history of Canadian theatre. When he’s not teaching, Brian tries to improve his hockey skills. This task may take another lifetime. Learn More
- Asha Jain grew up in New Delhi, India. Upon completion of her master’s degree in 1973, she married and immigrated to Canada. While supporting her husband, Ramesh, in founding his own business, she raised two boys, Anurag and Ravi. She is a wonderful mother, wife, and now a very funny actor. She is excited to be sharing this story with the world to finally prove her son wrong. Learn More
Anosh Irani has published three critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road, which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His latest novel, The Parcel, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Vancouver. Visit www.anoshirani.com for more information.Learn More
- Andrew Houston is a Views & Reviews Editor for Canadian Theatre Review and a faculty member of the Department of Drama, Speech Communication and Digital Arts at the University of Waterloo. In 2002, he and scenographer Kathleen Irwin started Regina-based Knowhere Productions, a performance company which had its debut with a multi-disciplinary, site-specific performance in a disused wing of the Saskatchewan Mental Hospital at Weyburn, entitled The Weyburn Project. Their next large-scale site-specific work entitled Crossfiring took place at the Claybank historical brick plant in southwestern Saskatchewan in 2006. Learn More
- Allana Harkin’s play Real Estate premiered at Theatre Collingwood and was later produced by Theatre Aquarius, Centaur Theatre, and the Thousand Islands Playhouse in the same theatre season. Real Estate continues to be produced across the country and as far away as New Zealand.
Ms. Harkin is a writer and performer with the acclaimed sketch troupe “The Atomic Fireballs” who have performed in Canada and the United States, and were nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Other writing includes work in television and the musical The Review, which premiered at the SummerWorks Festival. In addition to writing, Allana is also an accomplished actor who works in both theatre and television. She is an MFA graduate of York University and resides in Toronto where she balances her creative life with the domestic bliss of home renovations and baby diapers. Learn More