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  1. ahdri zhina mandiela

    ahdri zhina mandiela

    ahdri zhina mandiela is the founder and artistic director of b current, and the driving force behind the much buzzed about rock.paper.sistaz festival. Best known for her work as a dub-poet, ahdri has gained worldwide acclaim for her books, music recordings, and theatre and dance productions. In 2006, she was awarded the George Luscombe Award for mentorship in theatre, and was named the number one theatre artist by NOW Magazine. adhri lives in Toronto.

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  2. Andrew Moodie

    Andrew Moodie

    Andrew Moodie exploded onto the theatre scene in 1995 with his first play, Riot. Since then he has been a mainstay of Canadian television and theatre, both as an actor and a writer. His plays include Oui, A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women, The Real McCoy, and Toronto the Good. Learn More
  3. Anne Nothof

    Anne Nothof

    Anne Nothof is Professor of English at Athabasca University in Alberta where she has developed and taught undergraduate and post-graduate distance education courses in literature and drama. She has published critical essays on British and Canadian theatre in journals and books, and edited collections of essays and plays for Guernica, NeWest, and Playwrights Canada Press. She is a board member at NeWest Press and Athabasca University Press, and past president of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. For twelve years she hosted a weekly radio program on drama, and developed a television series on world theatre. More recently she has assumed the editorial responsibility for the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.  Learn More
  4. Arun Lakra

    Arun Lakra

    Arun Lakra is a writer, doctor, and father. As a writer, Arun has produced a book on laser eye surgery, a supernatural thriller screenplay, a song to protest the demotion of Pluto, a heartfelt ballad about puke, a line of misunderstood T-shirts, and his share of illegible prescriptions. Sequence is his second stage play. His first play received rave reviews for balancing a wobbly table in his basement. Arun lives in Calgary with his wife and kids and divides his work week between his creative endeavours and his ophthalmology practice.

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  5. Betty Lambert

    Betty Lambert

    Betty Lambert was a renowned Canadian playwright and English professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most famous works were the children’s play The Riddle Machine, the radio play Grasshopper Hill, the comedy Sqrieux-de-Dieu, and the dramas Under the Skin and Jennie’s Story, which was adapted into the film Heart of the Sun in 1999. Betty Lambert passed away in 1983. Learn More
  6. Celia McBride

    Celia McBride

    Working as a playwright largely in Toronto, Celia McBride returned to her hometown of Whitehorse in 2004 when she became Nakai Theatre’s playwright-in-residence. Celia is an award-winning and internationally recognized playwright whose work has been produced in Europe, the US, and Canada. Celia continues to build on an impressive body of work as one of the founders and co-artistic directors of Sour Brides Theatre. Learn More
  7. Christopher Morris

    Christopher Morris

    Christopher Morris is a director, actor, and playwright residing in Toronto. He is the founder and artistic director of Human Cargo, and is co-founder/co-artistic director of the Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group, an Inuit theatre company based in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Prior to initiating these companies Christopher established himself as a director and actor. He is the recipient of the 2012 John Hirsch Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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  8. Clem Martini

    Clem Martini

    Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, an associate professor of drama at the University of Calgary, and a past president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. He is a three-time winner of the Alberta Writers Guild Drama Prize, was a nominee of the Governor General’s Literary Award in Drama for A Three Martini Lunch, and the author of several novels for young adults, including the trilogy Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles. Learn More
  9. Colleen Murphy

    Colleen Murphy

    Colleen Murphy was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and now divides her time between Toronto and Edmonton. Some of her plays include Pig Girl, which won the 2014 Carol Bolt Award and the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama; The December Man (L’homme de décembre), which won the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the Carol Bolt Award, and the Alberta Theatre Projects Enbridge playRites Award; Armstrong’s War; and The Goodnight Bird. She is also librettist of Oksana G., which gets its world premiere at Tapestry Opera in May 2017and an award-winning filmmaker whose distinct films have played in festivals around the world. For more information, visit www.colleenmurphy.ca.

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  10. Conni Massing

    Conni Massing

    Conni Massing is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, and television. Stage credits include The Myth of Summer (Alberta Theatre Projects), Oh! Christmas Tree (Lunchbox Theatre), and her stage adaptations of W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid (Theatre Calgary) and Bruce Allen Powe’s The Aberhart Summer (Citadel Theatre). She has several publications to her credit, including five of her plays and a comic memoir, Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals, published by Brindle and Glass Publishing. Her writing has been recognized by Alberta Media Production Industries Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Betty Mitchell Awards, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards.

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