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  1. Nigel Spencer

    Nigel Spencer

    Nigel Spencer has published nine books of translated work by Marie-Claire Blais including a collection of plays (Wintersleep), three of which have won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His previous work includes subtitling and co-scripting films, acting, directing, teaching, educational research and training, and journalism. Recently, he has translated several plays, including two by Evelyne de la Chenelière, and is a consulting script-doctor. He originated the first-ever bilingual course in Comparative Canadian Dramaturgy for graduate students at the Université de Sherbrooke. Learn More
  2. Kristen Thomson

    Kristen Thomson

    Kristen Thomson is an actress and playwright. Thomson was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her one-woman play I, Claudia, which was adapted to film in 2004. In that play and film, Thomson plays all of the roles, using masks to change character. In 2003, Thomson won an ACTRA Award for her performance in I Shout Love (2001), a short film directed by Sarah Polley. She has also won three Dora Awards for her stage work. Learn More
  3. Kim Solga

    Kim Solga

    Kim Solga is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario, the author of Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance: Invisible Acts, and co-editor of Performance and the City and Performance and the Global City. Her work on Canadian performance has appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, The Drama Review, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Research in Canada, as well as in several essay collections.

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  4. Kim Selody

    Kim Selody

    Kim Selody has worked as a playwright, director, and actor in Canadian theatre for over thirty years. Past adaptations include The Hobbit, Jelly Belly, and Suddenly Shakespeare. He has also written several original plays for young audiences including The Last Drop and Only Birds and Fools Fly. He has been the artistic director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and Carousel Players in St. Catharines. Currently, he is serving as an Officer of the Canada Council for the Arts, English Theatre Section. Learn More
  5. Keith Turnbull

    Keith Turnbull

    Keith Turnbull is a director, dramaturge, and producer committed to contemporary and new work in theatre and opera. He was artistic director of the Manitoba Theatre Centre; of Second Stage, Neptune Theatre; and founding artistic director of the NDWT Co., a First Nations theatre company from which emerged many of Canada’s most noted native performers and writers. He is the past artistic director/executive producer of Banff Theatre Arts. He has taught extensively throughout Canada. He has directed more than ninety plays in theatres across Canada and opera/music theatre in Canada, Wales, Sweden, and the US. He recently directed A Chair in Love, a comic opera by John Metcalf and Larry Tremblay in Montreal. Learn More
  6. Kat Sandler

    Kat Sandler

    Kat Sandler is a prolific playwright, actor, and director. She is the artistic director of Theatre Brouhaha, which was founded in 2010 and strives to create dark and funny entertainment. She has written several plays, including Delicacy and Mustard, which was nominated for six Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Best New Play. Kat was part of Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit from 2014–2015. She lives in Toronto.

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  7. Julie Tepperman

    Julie Tepperman

    Julie Tepperman is a Toronto-based playwright and actor. She is also co-founding artistic director of Convergence Theatre (with Aaron Willis), thrice voted by NOW Magazine as "The Best Site-Specific Theatre in Toronto." Selected playwriting for Convergence: The Unending (adaptation of August Strindberg's The Stronger andWhat Doesn't Kill You...), Yichud (Seclusion) (in co-production with Theatre Passe Muraille where she was a resident playwright), The Gladstone Variations (for which she wrote I Grow Old; Dora nom), AutoShow (for which she wrote Rosy). Elsewhere: a re-imagining of Strindberg's The Father (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), Bandits in the Valley and Hook Up (Tapestry Opera), The Preposterous Posthumous Predicament of Paulie Peel (Musical Stage Company) and Brantwood. Learn More
  8. Julie Salverson

    Julie Salverson

    Julie Salverson currently teaches at Queen’s University. She has worked extensively across Canada as a playwright, producer, and community animator. Her first play was produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange in 1982 and she is the co-founder of Second Look Community Arts in Toronto. Learn More
  9. Judith Thompson

    Judith Thompson

    Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada, and in 2008 she became the first Canadian to be awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto.

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  10. Jordan Tannahill

    Jordan Tannahill

    Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, filmmaker, and theatre director. He won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted for the prize again for Concord Floral. He has twice received Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play, while his play Botticelli in the Fire won the 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play. He is the author of Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama and his first novel, Liminal, will be published by House of Anansi in January 2018. Jordan’s films and multimedia performances have been presented at festivals and galleries such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Tribeca Film Festival. From 2012 to 2016, Jordan and William Ellis ran the influential underground art space Videofag out of their home in Toronto’s Kensington Market. In 2017, his play Late Company transferred to London’s West End while his virtual reality performance Draw Me Close, a co-production between the National Theatre (UK) and the National Film Board of Canada, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Visit www.jordantannahill.com.

    Click here to find a copy of his book Theatre of the Unimpressed, published by Coach House Books

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