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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.


The Runner will premiere in Toronto in 2018. Our Beautiful Sons opened the Blyth Festival’s 2016 Season (2012 Playwright in Residence). He co-wrote The Road to Paradise with Jonathan Garfinkel that premiered in the Buddies in Bad Times’ 2015/16 season (a co-production between Human Cargo and Crow’s Theatre). Night premiered at the National Arts Centre in 2009 and has toured nationally/internationally. Night was published by the Canadian Theatre Review in 2011 and Playwrights Canada Press in 2013. He’s currently writing MSF, a play about Doctors Without Borders, co-creating Annie Pootoogook: Portrait of an Artist about Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook, and dramaturging The China Project, a collaboration with Beijing playwright Zhuang Yi. Christopher received a Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination (Outstanding new play) for his collaborative writing on Return: The Sarajevo Project (published by Playwrights Canada Press).

Christopher Morris