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  1. Maureen Labonté

    Maureen Labonté

    Maureen Labonté is a dramaturge, translator, and teacher. She has also coordinated a number of play development programs in theatres and playwrights’ centres across the country. In 2006, she was named head of program for the Banff Playwrights Colony at the Banff Centre. She was dramaturge at the Colony from 2003–2005. She was also Literary Manager in charge of play development at the Shaw Festival from 2002–2004. Previous to that, she worked at the National Theatre School of Canada, first developing and running a pilot directing program and then coordinating the playwrighting programme and playwrights’ residency. She still teaches at NTS.

    Mauren has translated more than thirty Quebec plays into English. Recent translations include: The Bookshop by Marie-Josée Bastien, Everybody’s WELLES pour tous by Patrice Dubois and Martin Labreque, and The Tailor’s Will by Michel Ouellette. She will soon be starting work on: Wigwam by Jean-Frédéric Messier and Bienvenue à (une ville dont vous êtes le touriste) by Olivier Choinière. Learn More
  2. Maureen Moynagh
  3. Michael A. Miller

    Michael A. Miller

    Born in Germany, raised in the US, and living in Canada for more than twenty years, Michael A. Miller is a playwright who has created a diverse range of plays for audiences of all ages. Michael has been the playwright in residence at both Factory Theatre and Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. For two seasons he was the coordinator of the CrossCurrents Festival whose mission was to bring works by writers of colour to the mainstage. He has been the artistic director of Theatre Fountainhead, the administrator for Obsidian Theatre Company that, under his direction, produced the highly acclaimed premiere of The Adventures of A Black Girl in Search of God. He was also the artistic producer of Theatre Fountainhead and the administrator for LKTYP. Most recently he was the artistic director of Omiala, A Festival of New Black Culture at Harbourfront. He has extensive experience in arts and education where he developed a long-running program for the Toronto District School Board, the Co-op Theatre Company. This program provided professional training opportunities for young people interested in pursuing theatre as a career. As the resident playwright/director at the TDSB he produced ten new original plays for young people that toured across the city to thousands of the children annually and served as a model of new and innovative approaches to arts for young people. Michael has been the recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council. He has sat on juries for both the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. He has won the prestigious Chalmers Canadian Play Award for excellence in playwriting, and been nominated for outstanding work by the Writers Guild of Great Britain. In 2004 he was selected as one of the twelve outstanding artists to be featured on the OAC’s fortieth anniversary website. His latest play, Touch the Sky, premiered at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in February 2008. Learn More
  4. Michael Lewis MacLennan

    Michael Lewis MacLennan

    Born in Vancouver, Michael Lewis MacLennan now divides his time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles, working as a playwright, screenwriter, and TV producer. He is a two-time finalist for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award, and the only playwright to win the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award twice. His first play, Beat the Sunset, garnered Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Award for outstanding emerging playwright and was the winner of the Theatrum National Playwriting Competition. Grace won the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition and has been produced across Canada and internationally. His next two plays The Shooting Stage and Last Romantics both won the Voaden Prize and were Governor General Award nominees. As a screenwriter, Michael has been nominated five times for the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award. He was co-executive producer of Queer as Folk, and executive producer and creator of both Godiva’s and the new series jPod, based on Douglas Coupland’s novel. Learn More
  5. Michael McKinnie

    Michael McKinnie

    Michael McKinnie is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom). He is the author of City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City (University of Toronto Press, 2007), and his work has appeared, among other places, in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada, Contemporary Theatre Review, Essays on Canadian Writing, and Canadian Theatre Review. He has also served as reviews editor for Modern Drama. Learn More
  6. Michael Melski

    Michael Melski

    Michael Melski is an award-winning writer and director from Cape Breton whose many plays have been published and produced across Canada. A past playwright-in-residence at the Shaw Festival, his Merritt- and Dora-nominated Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad was a smash hit at Toronto's Factory Theatre in 2004, and named one of the Top Ten Plays of The Year by the Toronto Star. The play has subsequently been a hit all over Canada and continues to be produced professionally every year.

    In 2006, Corvette Crossing, Merritt-nominated for Best New Play, premiered to rave reviews at Eastern Front Theatre, where it was hailed as “a tour-de force” by the Halifax Chronicle Herald and “an important addition to the Canadian theatre canon” by the Coast. In addition to theatre, Michael has written extensively for film and television, including such Gemini-nominated series as Blue Murder and Snakes and Ladders and the feature films Mile Zero and Touch and Go. As director, Michael’s award-winning short films include Serenade and Focus Group Therapy, as well as an episode of CTV’s hit comedy series Robson Arms, starring Margot Kidder and Mark McKinney. Michael has recently completed his first feature film as director-writer (and co-producer), Growing Op starring Rosanna Arquette, Rachel Blanchard, and Wallace Langham. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Halifax Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre. Learn More
  7. Michelle La Flamme

    Michelle La Flamme

    Michelle La Flamme is a performer and educator who is of African-Canadian, Métis, and Creek ancestry. She is very involved with the Aboriginal arts community and has worked for (IMAG) Indigenous Media Arts Group and with Margo Kane at Full Circle First Nations Performance for a number of years. She has been the coordinator of the IPAA (Indigenous Performers Arts Alliance) and was recently project coordinator for the Indigenous Language Revitalization program at UBC. She has been a guest lecturer in Germany and has also taught in the Netherlands and Spain. Recently, she has been teaching in the English and theatre departments and in First Nation Studies at UBC. In 2006 she graduated from UBC and was awarded the Paul Stanwood Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the Department of English. She is revising her thesis, “Living, Writing and Staging Racial Hybridity” for publication with Wilfred Laurier University Press (2008). Learn More
  8. Mitch Miyagawa

    Mitch Miyagawa

    Mitch Miyagawa grew up in Edmonton, and was lured north by his wife and co-producer, Angela Walkley, in 1998. They live in Whitehorse with their two latest productions, Tomio and Sam. Mitch has worked as a director, screenwriter, producer, and story editor. In addition to his work with Up and Away as creative producer, Mitch is currently working on his first movie-of-the-week, The Asahi Baseball Story, with Force Four Films, funded by Movie Central and Telefilm. He has also written professionally for the stage and for magazines. Notably, his play The Plum Tree was widely produced in Canadian theatres. He was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in non-fiction for his feature story “Elvis: The Yukon Years,” in Geist magazine. Learn More
  9. Monique Mojica

    Monique Mojica

    Monique Mojica is a Kuna and Rappahannock actor and playwright based in Toronto. She began training at the age of three and belongs to the second generation spun directly from the web of New York’s Spiderwoman Theater. She is a longtime collaborator with Floyd Favel on various research and performance projects investigating Native performance culture. Her published plays include Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots and Birdwoman and the Suffragettes. She is an acclaimed stage and film actor, nominated for best supporting actress by Native Americans in the Arts for her role in Smoke Signals. Monique is former Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts, and the editor of a special issue of Canadian Theatre Review on Native theatre. Monique was seen as Caesar in Death of a Chief, Native Earth’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. She is currently creating Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way. She continues to explore theatre as healing, as an act of reclaiming historical/cultural memory and as an act of resistance. Learn More
  10. Nicole Moeller

    Nicole Moeller

    Nicole Moeller is an Edmonton-based playwright and a graduate of Grant MacEwan University’s Journalism and Theatre Arts programs. She was the first-place winner in the Alberta Playwrights’ Network 24-hour playwriting competitions in 2008 and 2009, and has received various awards for her work. Nicole was a member of Citadel Theatre’s playwrights’ forum from 2011–2013. Learn More

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