Andrew Kushnir is a playwright, actor, and director based in Toronto. He is the artistic director of Project: Humanity (www.projecthumanity.ca), a leading developer of Verbatim Theatre. His produced plays include The Middle Place (Canadian national tour, Toronto Theatre Critics Award), Small Axe, Wormwood (as playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre), and Freedom Singer (co-created with Khari Wendell McClelland, two Canadian national tours). The Middle Place is published in Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People. His next new play is Towards Youth: A Play On Radical Hope, a co-production between Project: Humanity and Crow’s Theatre. He is a four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee, a graduate of the University of Alberta, and a Loran Scholar.