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Erin Shields

Erin Shields is a Montreal-based playwright and actor. She trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, England, and then studied English Literature at the University of Toronto. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Other theatre credits include The Lady from the Sea (Shaw Festival), The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre), Beautiful Man and Montparnasse (Groundwater Productions), The Angel and the Sparrow (The Segal Centre), Instant (Geordie Productions, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding TYA Production and a Montreal English Theatre Award for Outstanding New Text) and Mistatim (Red Sky Performance).

Erin Shields