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  1. Bobby Theodore

    Bobby Theodore

    Bobby Theodore, a Montreal native, is a graduate of the National Theatre School’s playwriting section. His first translation, François Archambault’s play 15 Seconds, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2000 and was produced across Canada. Since then, he has gone on to translate more than twelve plays, including the works of Quebec’s most talented playwrights. Bobby is currently a resident in the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time Television program. Bobby also completed a translation of Geneviève Billette’s Le gôuteur,  published by Playwrights Canada Press. Learn More
  2. Charlie Tomlinson

    Charlie Tomlinson

    Charlie Tomlinson is a teacher/director/actor who lives in St John’s, Newfoundland. He is the former artistic director of c2c theatre. He has worked at theatres from Newfoundland to the Yukon and has taught in Ontario, Alberta, and Newfoundland. Learn More
  3. Constance Lindsay Skinner
  4. Dalbir Singh

    Dalbir Singh

    Dalbir Singh is the associate editor of alt.theatre magazine and has published work in such journals and anthologies as Canadian Theatre Review, Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, Red Light, and She Speaks. His plays have been performed at the Harbourfront Centre, Factory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and on CBC Radio. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in theatre at the University of Toronto.

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  5. Danny Schur

    Danny Schur

    Dubbed “Canada’s Andrew Lloyd Webber,” Danny Schur is one of Winnipeg’s most successful composers/producers of original musicals. Having made his name as a Juno Award-winning composer/producer (Chantal Kreviazuk, Doc Walker) Danny turned his sights on his true passion: original musical theatre. His musical The Bridge was Winnipeg’s first full-scale original musical and Strike! earned Danny & co-writer Rick Chafe the 2006 Kobzar™ Literary Award and the 2007 Grant MacEwan College Kostash Award. The pair have written the screenplay adaptation of Strike! and a feature film is in pre-production. Learn More
  6. Djanet Sears

    Djanet Sears

    Djanet Sears is an award-winning playwright and director and has several acting award nominations to her credit for both stage and screen. She is the recipient of the Stratford Festival’s 2004 Timothy Findley Award, as well as Canada’s highest literary honour for dramatic writing: the 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award. She is the playwright and director of the multiple Dora Award winning production of Harlem Duet (Scirocco Drama, 1997), which was workshopped at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in NYC, where Djanet was the international artist-in-residence in 1996.

    Her other honours include: the 1998 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Cultural Industries, and a Phenomenal Woman of the Arts Award. Her most recent work for the stage, The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Playwrights Canada Press, 2003), was shortlisted for a 2004 Trillium Book Award and enjoyed a six-month run in the fall/winter of 2003/2004, as part of the Mirvish Productions season. Her other plays include Afrika Solo, Who Killed Katie Ross, and Double Trouble. Djanet is the driving force behind the AfriCanadian Playwrights’ Festival, and a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company. She is also the editor of Testifyin': Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vols. I & II, the first anthologies of plays by playwrights of African descent in Canada (Playwrights Canada Press, 2000 & 2003). She is currently an adjunct professor at University College, University of Toronto where she teaches playwriting. Learn More
  7. Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

    Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

    Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is an emcee, playwright, and arts administrator. Notable works for the stage include They Say He Fell, A Man A Fish, Cake, The House You Build, Salome’s Clothes, and Gas Girls. DM’s work has been recognized with a SATAward nomination, the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, the Enbridge playRites Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and two nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award.

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  8. Emil Sher

    Emil Sher

    Born and raised in Montreal, Emil Sher taught English at a secondary school in rural Botswana before returning to Canada to pursue a degree in creative writing. He has written professionally ever since, in a variety of genres, including stage plays, radio dramas, short fiction, essays, and children’s television. He is particularly drawn to character-driven stories, narratives fuelled by individuals struggling to navigate their way through a world rarely of their own making. His works for stage include the adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase, Mourning Dove, Derailed, and Sanctuary. His radio plays have been broadcast around the world, and three have been collected in Making Waves. Emil lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters but spends summers (and as many weekends as he can squeeze in) in Morin Heights, Quebec. Learn More
  9. Emily Sugerman
  10. Erin Shields

    Erin Shields

    Erin Shields is a playwright and actor who trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, England. She is a founding member of Groundwater Productions through which she creates, develops, and produces much of her work. Her Governor General’s Literary Award winning play If We Were Birds was produced by Tarragon Theatre in 2010 and won two Dora Mavor Moore Awards. It also eared the 2008 Summerworks Festival’s Outstanding Production Award and has been translated into German as part of The German Theatre Exchange. Her other plays include Montparnasse, winner of the Alberta Theatre Projects’ Enbridge playRites Award, the Dora-nominated The Unfortunate Misadventures of Masha Galinski, and The Epic of Gilgamesh (Groundwater/Summerworks). Erin is currently developing plays for Tarragon, The Shaw Festival, Nightwood Theatre, Suitcase in Point, and Groundwater Productions. Her most recent play is The Millennial Malcontent.

     

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