John Lazarus has been an award-winning playwright since 1970. His plays include Babel Rap, Dreaming and Duelling, The Late Blumer, Village of Idiots, and The Grandkid. John taught writing for a decade at Studio 58 and sporadically at the Vancouver Film School and National Theatre School. He lives with his wife in Kingston, Ontario, where he has been a professor at Queen’s since 2000. He intends to retire in 2020–from Queen’s, that is; as a playwright he plans to be found dead at the laptop, many years from now, working on the next one.