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Brian Quirt

Brian is the artistic director of Nightswimming and director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. He has created eight of his own plays, most recently Why We Are Here! (with Martin Julien) which ran at the 2017 High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and These Are The Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad (with Jane Miller) which premiered in 2017 at Vancouver's Boca del Lupo. He is the current board chair and a past-president of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas, and two-time recipient of LMDA’s Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy. He has been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards; one for his adaptation (with Soheil Parsa) of Aurash.

Brian Quirt