Curriculum Vitae


First Productions

2012        The Cave Painter, NotaBle Acts, Fredericton NB. Directed by Kim McCaw

2010        The Woodcutter, Working Title Festival, Edmonton AB. Directed by Kim McCaw

2009       The Net, Marcel-Romain Thériault’s Le Filet, translated by Maureen LaBonté and Don Hannah,

                 The Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa. Directed by Michel Monty

2008        There is a Land of Pure Delight, Live Bait Theatre, Sackville. Directed by Don Hannah

2008        While We’re Young, University of Alberta. Directed by Kim McCaw

1998          Fathers and Sons, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto.  Directed by Don Hannah

1994          The Wooden Hill, The Canadian Stage Company, Toronto.  Directed by Bob Baker

1994          Running Far Back, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa.  Directed by Joanna McIntyre

1990          Siren Song, a musical with words and music by David Sereda, Tarragon Theatre.  Directed by Jackie May

1989          Love Jive, a musical with words and music by David Sereda, Tarragon Theatre.  Directed by Jackie May            

1988          In the Lobster Capital of the World, Tarragon Theatre.  Directed by Andy McKim

1986          Rubber Dolly, Tarragon Theatre.  Directed by Joanna McIntyre

1986          The Wedding Script, Tarragon Theatre.  Directed by Andy McKim



2007        Ragged Islands, Knopf Canada, (Vintage paperback 2008)

1998         The Wise and Foolish Virgins, Knopf Canada, Granta UK, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Israel



2003    Facing South, an opera with composer Linda C. Smith, Tapestry New Opera and The World Stage Festival, directed by Joanna MacIntyre




2012        Carol Bolt Award, The Cave Painter

2008       Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, Ragged Islands

2002       Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

                Banff PlayRites Colony, There is a Land of Pure Delight

1998        Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Nomination, The Wise and Foolish Virgins    

                Banff PlayRites Colony, Fathers and Sons (also 1991, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985)

1995        Philip Morris Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1994        AT&T OnStage Award, The Wooden Hill

                Dora Mavor Moore Nomination, The Wooden Hill

1992        Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony

1989         Dora Mavor Moore Nomination, Love Jive

1986         Chalmers Award, The Wedding Script

                 Dora Mavor Moore Nomination, The Wedding Script



2014-17  Associate Artist, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre

2011        Writer in Residence, Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2011        Playwright in Residence, NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, Fredericton

2006-07 Lee Playwright in Residence, University of Alberta, Edmonton

1996    Writer in Residence, Yukon Public Library System, Whitehorse

1994    Playwright in Residence, The Canadian Stage Company, Toronto

1992    Writer in Residence, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

1985/90    Playwright in Residence, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto



Writing and Theatre

2018 Watson and the Boy in Aubade, edited by E. Alex Pierce, Boularderie Island Press

1999-2017           Dramaturg for Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre’s Moveable Feast, Sackville, NB (2017/16/15/02), Antigonish, NS (2004),

                            Victoria PEI (2000), and Guysborough, NS (1999)

2005-2009         Associate Dramaturg, The Banff Playwrights Colony, Banff, AB

2008                   Director, There is a Land of Pure Delight, Live Bait Theatre, Sackville, NB

2008                   Alumni in Residence, Mount Alison University, Sackville NB

2008                   Writing Workshops, The Writers Trust, The Northrop Frye Festival

2006/07/09/11     Dramaturg, Playwrights Theatre Centre Colony, Vancouver BC

2005-2006         Play Writing Mentor/Instructor, National Theatre School, Montreal QC

2003                   Director, Fathers and Sons, Live Bait Theatre, Sackville, NB

2003                   Director / Writer, The New Light Project, Sackville, NB

2003-1998          Director of Young Playwrights Unit, Tarragon Theatre    

2001/02               Instructor, Toronto Board of Education / Tarragon Playwrights Co-op Program

2000                   Dramaturg, On The Verge Festival, National Arts Centre, Ottawa

1998                     Director, Fathers and Sons, Tarragon Theatre

1998                     Director, My Boy and His Dog, Tarragon Theatre Spring Arts Fair

1997                     Director, My Father’s Age, Tarragon Theatre Spring Arts Fair

1994                     Writers Workshops, De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Company, Wikwemikong Reserve, Manitoulin Island

1985/90               Writer in Residence, Playwrights Unit, Tarragon Theatre

1978-2016           Freelance reviews on books and film for various publications including The Globe and Mail, Xtra, The Fiddlehead, The Boston          






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