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PWM Staff: Emma Tibaldo - Artistic & Executive director | Directrice artistique et executive June Park - General Manager | Directrice gnrale Lois Brown - Dramaturg in Residence | Artiste en rsidence Natassja King & Mayumi Yoshida - Administrative Assistant | Adjointe administrative Geraldin Carpio - Accounting Intern | Stagiaire comptable Hawa Diallo - Marketing and Events Intern | Stagiaire vnements Board of Directors: Delphine Hervot - President, Paul Garellek - Treasurer, Christopher Gobeil - Secretary, Mermbers at large - Ned Cox, Gabriel Di Genova, Ana-Luiza Georgescu, Lizbeth Lopez, Sandra Patino 50th Anniversary Honorary Patrons: Barry Cole, Elsa Bolam, Gabriel Safdie, Marc Gold, Maurice Podbrey, Peter Blaikie, Reford Macdougall, Ron Meisels, Scott Pritchard and Simon Brault For information or to support Playwrights Workshop Montreal Please contact us at Tel: (514) 843-3685 . Fax: (514) 843-9384 info@playwrights.ca . playwrights.ca

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we look back over the last 50 years, we can take great pride in what was accomplished at Playwrights Workshop Montral: from the plays that were developed, to the artists that were revealed. It is an honour to be part of the team that will help lay the foundation for the next 50 years - 50 years that promise to be artistically rich, innovative and inspiring!

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Playwrights Workshop Montral has been the home to many playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, translators, actors and theatre lovers. An important institution dedicated to the theatre creator, putting the artist at the center of all programming decisions. PWM has had the privilege of being steered by dedicated artists who are here tonight to share their stories and art with us all. Thank you for joining us and supporting the work of this organization that means so much to so many. PWM is the sum of all you. A special thought goes out to dear friends that are no longer with us. We celebrate you!

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ORDER OF PRESENTATION
Ann-Marie MacDonald Video Clips: Ann-Marie Daniels for Dan Daniels, and Walter Massey Carol Libman, Founding Member Aviva Ravel, Playwright DISPOSSESSED by Aviva Ravel The Segal Centre (the Saidye Bronfman Centre) in June 1977 Roochel Ellen David Bob White, Artistic Director Paul Ledoux, Playwright THE DADA SHOW by Paul Ledoux, composer Sam Boskey Powerhouse, Montreal June 1976 Tristan Tzara Matthew Kabwe Hugo Ball Danette Mackay Emmy Hennings Holly Gauthier-Frankel Richard Heusenbeck Marcel Jeannin Sophie Tauber Arp Lucinda Davis Stage Directions Ellen David Musicians Sam Boskey & Laurent Trudel Rina Fraticelli, Artistic Director Lise Vaillancourt, Playwright MARIE-ANTOINE, OPUS ONE by Lise Vaillancourt Jill MacDougall, Translator Thtre experimental des femmes, Montreal 1984: in English, Concordia University, 2001 Rose-Alma Mater Danette Mackay Lea Lucinda Davis Marie-Antoine Holly Gauthier-Frankel Giraldine de Courtepaille Ellen David Stage Directions Matthew Kabwe

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Springate, Svetlana Zylin, Michael Devine and Peter Smith succeeded Rina Fraticelli as Artistic Directors: Each contributing to the organizations growth locally and to its ever increasing national profile.

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Video Clip: Michael Devine, Artistic Director Peter Smith, Artistic Director Don Druick, Playwright BAROCCO ROMANO by Don Druick Workshop production, Playwrights Workshop Montreal 1995 Francesco Matthew Kabwe Antonio - Marcel Jeannin Ghost Lucinda Davis Stage Directions Holly Gauthier Frankel Briony Glassco on William Glassco and the Glassco Playwrights Residence in Tadoussac Michel Marc Bouchard on Linda Gaboriau Peter Hintons message, read by Marcel Jeannin Presentation of Plaque to Linda Gaboriau Paula Danckert, Artistic Director Catherine Banks, Playwright IT IS SOLVED BY WALKING by Catherine Banks Urban Curvz Theatre, Pumphouse April 2011 Margaret- Ellen David Wallace- Marcel Jeannin Emma Tibaldo, Artistic Director, with Lois Brown, Dramaturg in Residence Greg MacArthur, Playwright Julie Tamiko Manning, Playwright TYLAND by Greg MacArthur Alberta Theatre Projects, February 2010 Philip Greg MacArthur TASHME PROJECT by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa Powell Street Festival, July 2011 Molly Julie Tamiko Manning

PWM

continues to be a leader in English theatre new play development. Its programming and effectiveness are consistently highly recommended by the peer juries of the Canada Council

The 1990s

PWM and the Art of Translation

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Artistic Director from 1998 to 2007, Paula Danckert increased artistic stability by instituting the permanent position of Dramaturg-in-Residence, a position filled by Peter Hinton, Emma Tibaldo and Greg MacArthur. In 2006, with support from Briony Glassco, Paula Danckert established the Tadoussac Playwrights Residence, which has recently been renamed The Glassco Playwrights Residence in Tadoussac in honour of its late founder, Bill Glassco. Tibaldo was appointed in September 2007 and is the current Artistic and Executive Director of the organization. As Artistic Director her priority has been to encourage the continued development of professional theatre locally by working closely with theatre companies and theatre artists in Quebec, by welcoming visiting artists to develop work and share their expertise with Quebec artists and by strengthening the organizations involvement in the art of translation for the stage.

and highly regarded by the theatre community nationwide. Playwrights Workshop Montreal heads into its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is an extraordinary time to look back at the successes and assess what needs to be accomplished in the next 50 years. In the last ten years alone nearly

The 2000s

Emma

Today

200 plays developed at PWM have gone on to production across the country and around the world, an average of nearly 20 plays to production a season. Included in these success stories are translations of plays that have been initiated, commissioned or dramaturged through us.

Closing Remarks Silent Auction in the Gallery with Amanda Kellock

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BIOGRAPHIES
Catherines plays include and Bone Cage and It is Solved by Walking, both of which won the Governor Generals Award for Literature (English) Drama (in 2008 and 2012). Catherine received Nova Scotias Established Artist Award for her body of work in 2008. It is Solved by Walking, toured Catalonia in the fall of 2012. She is currently working on an adaptation of the Canadian classic The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler and a road-trip play inspired by the music of American rapper, Missy Elliot. She has two grown children and she lives and writes in Sambro, Nova Scotia (Canada).

HISTORY OF PWM
In
50 years the world of English Canadian theatre has evolved dramatically. We now have a rich and increasingly diverse pool of professional playwrights. As one of the original new play development centres, part of our initial work was creating the very idea of the professional playwright. The scarcity of Canadian drama in the 1960s led to the formation of the first still-existent English language organization in Canada, solely devoted to the development of the Canadian play and playwright outside a producing theatre context: Playwrights Workshop Montral (PWM). workshops by volunteers and colleagues. In the seventies, under the Artistic leadership of Roy Higgins, Playwrights Workshop Montral attempted to become a landlord and production house by purchasing a building in Old Montreal.

CATHERINE BANKS

Dans le paysage dramaturgique qubcois, Michel Marc Bouchard est lune des figures incontournables et les plus prolifiques. Traduites et prsentes partout dans le monde ses pices nombreuses fois primes font partie du corpus significatif et reprsentatif du thtre qubcois. Si le travail de Michel Marc Bouchard a t mont dans plusieurs des grands thtres et festivals nationaux, il a aussi fait lobjet de productions trangres et dadaptations cinmatographiques. Michel Marc Bouchard est officier de lOrdre du Canada et chevalier de lOrdre national du Qubec. Michel Marc Bouchard is one of Quebecs most important and prolific playwrights. Translated and produced around the world, his award-winning plays make up a significant and emblematic part of Quebec theatre. Produced in several major theatres and festivals across the country and around the world, Michel Marc Bouchards work has also been adapted for film. Michel Marc Bouchard is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

MICHEL MARC BOUCHARD

The tension between the production and the development process grew too great and the project was dismantled.

Lois Brown maintains a cross-disciplinary practice, working mostly in theatre, but also in dance and film. She works with artists as diverse as Andy Jones, Rick Mercer, Ruth Lawrence, Pam Hall, Mary Walsh, Anne Troake, Sarah Stoker, Sherry White and Peter Trosztmer to name a few. In 2004,she was shortlisted for theSiminovitch Prize and received The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from The Canada Council for achievement by an outstanding mid-career Canadian theatre artist and an Artist Achievement Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Lois Brown pratique depuis au sein de diverses disciplines, surtout le thtre, mais aussi la danse et le cinma. Elle a collabor avec des artistes, tels Andy Jones, Rick Mercer, Ruth Lawrence, Pam Hall, Mary Walsh, Anne Troake, Sarah Stoker, Sherry White et Peter Trosztmer, entre autres. En 2004, elle fut mise en nomination pour le prix Elinore et Lou Siminovitch et elle a reu le prix Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton du Conseil des Arts du Canada pour les ralisations exceptionnelles par un artiste en mi-carrire et le prix dexcellence du conseil des arts de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

LOIS BROWN

were founded in 1963 by the Western Quebec division of the Dominion Drama Festival. The company was the brainchild of influential Canadian theatre artists including, Guy Beaulne, Dan Daniels, Carol Libman, Aviva Ravel, Walter Massey and Victor Knight. The original mission of the organization was to call attention to the lack of English Canadian playwrights and plays on the stage. Working from this principle, Playwrights Workshop Montral quickly became a leading voice in the creation and development

We

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of new plays. In the first decade, a large number of scripts were given readings, critiques, and

the hiring of Bob White, the first Dramaturg Artistic Director in 1975, Playwrights Workshop Montral solidified its present mandate. Bob White quickly expanded the developmental and dramaturgical focus of the organization, recognizing the need to develop scripts at a distance from the pressures of production. Per Brask and Brian Richmond followed suit, expanding the organizations reach from coast to coast. In 1981 under the artistic direction of Rina Fraticelli translation became a component of PWMs programming. A program named Transmissions was introduced, with a mandate to translate a Quebecois play into English and an English Canadian play into French. This was done in conjunction with the CEAD. Michael

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Dramaturg, director, and radio producer, Paula has worked from coast to coast, including at the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and most recently, the National Arts Centre as the Company Dramturg and Artistic Associate. She was the Artistic Director of Playwrights Workshop Montreal from 1998 to 2007 where she brought a greater emphasis on critical dramaturgy, on getting new plays to production, on support for playwrights across the country, and on translation. She has also been the producer for Live Art Productions: New Dance Series, president of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, and CBC radios drama producer for the Maritime region. Dramaturge, metteur en scne et productrice la radio, Paula Danckert a travaill dun bout lautre du Canada, ceci incluant le Playwrights Theatre Centre Vancouver, et plus rcemment le Centre nationale des arts du Canada titre de dramaturge en rsidence et dartiste associe. De 1998 2007, elle a t la directrice artistique du Playwrights Workshop Montreal, o elle a mis laccent sur lanalyse du contenu dramaturgique, favoris la production de nouvelles pices, apport son support aux dramaturges du pays et aux traductions. Elle ft galement la productrice de Live Art Productions: New Dance Series, prsidente de Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre et productrice de drame radiophonique pour la CBC dans les Maritimes.

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deeply grateful to each and every one of you who helped make the 50th Gala possible. A special thank you to our incredible host Ann-Marie Macdonald, and each of our special guests and actors on stage tonight! Without the incredible efforts of our talented and brilliant volunteers (our dear and valued friends), this event would not have happened. A special nod to Bonnie More, Julie Blake, Linden Parker, Sam Wendell, Lydia Zadel, and Janis Kirshner for their efforts above and beyond. Thank you! Merci! Adya Afanou, Alex Gravenstein, Alex Haber, Alexis Diamond, Andrea Elalouf, Anna Sommer, Barb Kelly, Boody (Stphane Boutros), Brian Richmond, Cary Lawrence, Cassandra Togneri, Danielle Skene, Deena Aziz, Delphine Hervot, Dominique Nikolajev, Gabriel Safdie, Haleema Mini, Jade Alfaro, Jane Gilchrist, Janice Benthin, Janis Kirshner, Joel Fishbane, John Maclaren, Jonathan Rondeau, Julie Tamkio Manning, Layne Shutt, Leni Parker, Lindsay Wilson, Luciana Burcheri, Marc Israel-Le Pelletier, Michael Leon, Michaela Di Cesare, Micheline Chevrier, Maureen Labont, Rasili Botz, Reford Macdougall, Sarah Garton Stanley, Scott Pritchard, Sharman Yarnell, Stefanie Buxton, and Stephen Orlov. Thank you to Centaur Theatre and its staff and Howard Mendelsohn, the Segal Centre, Jean-Pierre Ste-Marie at Copie Ressources, Simon A. Fadel at StreamCam for our video archives, and Karin More at KEM Document Design for the layout and design of our program.

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DON DRUICK
Don is an award winning playwright, translator and librettist. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Don Druicks plays have been produced on stage, radio and television in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the USA. His plays, WHERE IS KABUKI? and THROUGH THE EYES, have both been shortlisted for the Governor Generals Literary Awards. His current plays are: GEORGEVILLE - Passion and poetry in Quebecs Eastern Townships, 1816; the darkest night of Lord Byron, WILDEST DREAMS - a deconstructed narrative; something close to love amongst the elders, and translation of Emmanuelle Roys play, LAZETTE. Don est auteur, traducteur et librettiste. Au cours de sa carrire couronne de prix, de plus de quarante ans maintenant, ses pices furent produites sur scne, la radio et tlvision au Canada, aux tats-Unis, au Japon et en Europe. Ses textes WHERE IS KABUKI? et THROUGH THE EYES furent en lice pour le prix du Gouverneur gnral. Parmi ses travaux rcents, on trouve : GEORGEVILLE o passion et posie se rencontrent quelque part dans les Cantons de lEst; WILDEST DREAMS une narration dconstruite, une exploration de lamour entre personnes ges; et LAZETTE - sa traduction dune pice dEmmanuelle Roy.

Rina Fraticelli is a Gemini award winning independent filmmaker who has worked as a dramaturge, Executive Producer for two National Film Board of Canada studios, policy advisor to the Ontario Minister of Culture and is the author of an influential study on The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre. Currently, Rina Fraticelli is the Executive & Programming Director of Torontos Abilities Arts Festival, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to developing and producing the work of artists with disabilities. She is also the founder and Executive

RINA FRATICELLI

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Director of Women in View, a national organization dedicated to fostering a more vibrant and equitable media landscape. Rina Fraticelli est une ralisatrice indpendante, dont le travail a t reconnu par un prix Gmeaux. Elle a uvr comme dramaturge et productrice dlgue pour deux studios de lOffice national du film du Canada et conseillre en politiques pour le ministre de la Culture de lOntario. Elle est lauteure dune tude importante sur le statut des femmes dans le thtre canadien. Actuellement, Rina Fraticelli directrice de la programmation et gnrale du Abilities Arts Festival de Toronto, un organisme multidisciplinaire vou au dveloppement et la production dartistes vivant avec des handicaps. Elle aussi la fondatrice et directrice gnrale de Women in View, un organisme national qui se consacre la cration dun paysage mdiatique plus vibrant et quitable.

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Aprs avoir t une des figures dirigeantes du Thtre exprimental des Femmes (TEF) et collabor la fondation de lEspace Go au tout dbut des annes 80, Lise Vaillancourt oriente son travail vers lcriture dramatique. Son uvre est compose de deux romans et dune quinzaine de textes de thtre. Depuis 2005, elle collabore comme dramaturge auprs du chorgraphe Pierre-Paul Savoie et enseigne au programme dcriture dramatique de lcole nationale de thtre. Elle a aussi t charge de cours de lcole suprieure de thtre de lUQAM et est prsidente du Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) et vice-prsidente de la Fondation du Centre des auteurs dramatiques After being a leading figure of the Thtre exprimental des Femmes (TEF) and co-founding Espace Go in the early 1980s, Lise Vaillancourt turned to playwriting. Her output includes two novels and some fifteen theatre works. Since 2005, she has collaborated with choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie and taught in the French playwriting program at the National Theatre School. She is also an instructor at UQAMs cole suprieure de theatre, Vice-president of the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) and Vice-president of the Fondation du Centre des auteurs dramatiques.

LISE VAILLANCOURT,

Linda Gaboriau has translated some one hundred plays, including the works of some of Qubecs most prominent playwrights. Her drama translations have been published and widely produced across Canada and abroad, and have garnered many awards. Notably, she has twice won Canadas Governor Generals Award for Literary Translation (in 1996, for her translation of Stone and Ashes by Daniel Danis and in 2010, for Forests by Wajdi Mouawad). Ms. Gaboriau has also worked as a free-lance journalist and broadcaster; she has a longstanding association with Montreals Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CeAD) and from 2002 2007, she was the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Linda Gaboriau a traduit une centaine de pices de thtre, dont les uvres de dramaturges qubcois parmi les plus renomms. Publies et portes la scne au Canada comme ltranger, ses adaptations ont rcolt de nombreux prix, notamment le Prix du Gouverneur gnral en traduction littraire deux reprises (en 1996 pour Stone and Ashes de Daniel Danis et en 2010 pour Forests de Wajdi Mouawad). Linda Gaboriau, qui a aussi eu une carrire dans les mdias titre de journaliste et danimatrice, est associe depuis longtemps au Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CeAD) de Montral et a t, de 2002 2007, la premire directrice du Centre international de traduction littraire de Banff quelle a cofond.

LINDA GABORIAU

BOB WHITE

Bob has been active as a dramaturg and director in the Canadian theatre for forty years. He has directed over 75 productions and worked closely with many major playwrights. He has just been appointed Director of New Plays at the Stratford Festival. Prior to his Stratford engagement, Bob spent twenty two years at Calgarys Alberta Theatre Projects, the last nine as Artistic Director. He has also worked at Banff Playwrights Colony, Codirector, Factory Theatre, Artistic Director, and at Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Dramaturge. Bob agit comme dramaturge et metteur en scne depuis plus de quarante ans. Il a mis en scne plus de 75 productions et collabor troitement avec plusieurs auteurs dramatiques de renom. Il vient dtre nomm directeur des nouvelles pices du Festival Stratford. Avant cette nomination, Bob passa 22 ans avec les Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, dont les neuf dernires annes comme directeur artistique. Il a aussi travaill comme codirecteur de la Banff Playwrights Colony, comme directeur artistique du Factory Theater et comme dramaturge du Playwrights Workshop Montral.

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galement la fondatrice et directrice du Performance Playreading Ensemble. Elle dirige des lectures publiques de pices contemporaines en hbreu pour la Bibliothque publique juive de Montral.

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Briony Glassco is the daughter of Jane and Bill Glassco. She and her brothers were raised by a vagabond ensemble of theatre folk. Briony is an actress, writer and coach. After University she moved to the UK to further her acting training and 19 happy years later returned to Canada with her husband and 3 children. It continues to mean a huge amount to Bills family that this remarkable program is run in his honour. Briony still acts and now runs her own company coaching communication skills. She is honoured to be a part of this evenings program and loves any opportunity to talk about her dad. Briony Glassco est la fille de Jane et Bill Glassco. Ses frres et elle ont ts levs par une compagnie des gens de thtre vagabonds. Briony est comdienne, auteure et coach de jeu. Aprs ses tudes universitaires, elle sest installe en Grande-Bretagne pour perfectionner sa formation dinterprte et revint au Canada 19 belles annes plus tard, avec poux et 3 enfants. Il est trs important pour elle et toute la famille de Bill Glassco que ce programme remarquable soit men en son honneur. Briony est toujours comdienne et elle a sa propre compagnie de coaching en communications. Elle est honore de faire partie du programme de cette soire et aime toutes les opportunits de parler de son pre.

BRIONY GLASSCO

Peter has worked across Canada as an actor, director, writer and dramaturge and has been involved in the arts for over thirty years. He was Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival,Playwrights Workshop Montreal, and Associate AD at Canadian Stage. T.V writing includes: ReGenesis, The Guard, and The Time Traveler. He is co-author of an award-winning movie, Tripping the Wire. He has just released his first mystery, After the Dying Fall. Book two and three, Cape North, and Outside the Wire, are due out in 2014. He is currently interim Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival for 2013 and is developing a new television series, The Flying Sattori, set in Montreal. He is also adapting The Odyssey and Iliad for Geordie Productions. Hes happy to be back in Montreal for the festivities and wishes PWM a happy 50th birthday. Peter travaille partout au Canada, depuis plus de trente ans, comme acteur, metteur en scne, auteur et dramaturge. Il fut directeur artistique pour le Blyth Festival et le PWM, ainsi que directeur artistique associ pour Canadian Stage. Pour la tlvision, il a crit, entre autres, ReGenesis, The Guard et The Time Traveler. Il est le coauteur du film Tripping the Wire, couronn dun prix. Il vient de publier son premier roman nigme, After the Dying Fall; deux autres sont prvus en 2014, Cape North et Outside the Wire. En 2013, il est directeur artistique par intrim du Blyth Festival. Il travaille au dveloppement dune srie pour la tlvision, The Flying Sattori et ladaptation de lOdysse et lIliade pour Geordie Productions. Il est heureux dtre de retour Montral pour les festivits et souhaite au PWM un joyeux 50e anniversaire.

PETER SMITH,

Emma Tibaldo is a graduate of Concordias Theatre Department and the National Theatre Schools Directing program, where she continues to be a guest artist. She has been Artistic and Executive Director of Playwrights Workshop Montral since October 2007. As a dramaturg Emma has worked with playwrights from across the country, most recently with Mary Vingoe, Marcus Youssef, Alexis Diamond, Jesse Stong, Omari Newton, Greg MacArthur and Megan Coles. Emma is a founding member of Talisman Theatre. Most recently she has directed The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien, and The Flood Thereafter by Sarah Berthiaume nominated for 3 Mecca Awards, both translated by Nadine Desrochers for Talisman. She has been dramaturg and director for staged readings at numerous festivals across the country. Diplme du dpartement de thtre de Concordia et du programme de mise en scne de lcole nationale de thtre du Canada, Emma Tibaldo y est toujours rgulirement invite comme artiste. Elle occupe le poste de directrice artistique du Playwrights Workshop Montral dupuis 2007, Emma en fut la dramaturge en rsidence. Elle a travaill avec Mary Vingoe, Marcus Youssef, Alexis Diamond, Jesse Stong, Omari Newton, Greg MacArthur and Megan Coles. Elle est membre fondatrice du Talisman Theatre pour lequel, elle a rcemment mis en scne The Medea Effect de Suzie Bastien, et The Flood Thereafter de Sarah Berthiaume. Cette production a dailleurs reu trois prix Mecca. Elle a galement agi comme dramaturge et metteure en scne de lectures publiques loccasion de nombreux festivals partout au pays.

EMMA TIBALDO,

Paul Ledoux has extensive credits as a theatre director and in television and radio as a writer, director and producer. He is one of Canadas most produced creators of musical theatre. Ledoux began writing for the theatre in Montreal where his play, The Electrical Man, won the Quebec Drama Federation award for best play (1975). Since that time he has had thirtyeight plays produced, including: the Dora and Chalmers Award-winning Fire, (with David Young), Still Desire You (with David Young and Melanie Doane) both of which have been published and, most recently, The Bricklin (with Allen Cole). In the 70s he served as the President of Montreal Playwrights Workshop. He is currently working with Roby on a new musical Paris Before The Crash and developing a television series around the extraordinary career of Max Aitkin, Lord Beaverbrook. Paul Ledoux compte de nombreuses contributions comme metteur en scne au thtre, la tlvision et la radio, ainsi que comme auteur et producteur. Il est un des crateurs de thtre musical canadiens les plus produits. Il a commenc crire pour le thtre Montral, o sa pice The Electrical Man, lui a valu le prix de la meilleure pice de la Quebec Drama Federation, en 1975. Depuis, 38 de ses uvres ont t produites, dont Fire (avec David Young), couronn dun prix Chalmers, Still Desire You (avec David Young et Melanie Doane) - toutes deux ont t publies et plus rcemment, The Bricklin (avec Allen Cole). Dans les annes 70, il fut prsident du conseil dadministration du Playwrights Workshop. Il travaille actuellement une nouvelle comdie musicale avec Roby, Paris Before The Crash, ainsi quau dveloppement dune srie pour la tlvision sur la carrire exceptionnelle de Max Aitkin, Lord Beaverbrook.

PAUL LEDOUX

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A native Montrealer, now living in Toronto, Carol Libman was one of the founders of Playwrights Workshop Montreal; home of the Carol Libman Resource Centre which was established in honour of her services to PWM. Involved in Toronto theatre since moving here, she is an active member of the New Play Development Group of the Alumnae Theatre, and a member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Dramatists Guild and Theatre Ontario. Recent productions include the one-act version of Connections (now full-length, and being readied for production} and A Very Different Place; and Sins of the Fathers, a work-in-progress. Originaire de Montral, Carol Libman vit maintenant Toronto. Elle est une des fondatrices du Playwrights Workshop Montral, qui abrite le centre de ressources Carol Libman, nomm ainsi en hommage ses services rendus au PWM. Engage dans le milieu thtral de Toronto depuis quelle sy est tablie, elle est un membre actif du New Play Development Group of the Alumnae Theatre, de la Playwrights Guild of Canada et de la Dramatists Guild and Theatre Ontario. Parmi ses uvres rcentes, on trouve la version en un acte de Connections (sa version complte sera bientt prte tre produite), A Very Different Place et Sins of the Fathers, une cration volutive.

GA LA DU 5 0 E A N N IV ER SA IR E A T ELIER DE DR A M A T U R GIE DE M O N T R A L
militaires canadiennes ltranger. Diplme de lcole nationale de thtre de Montral en 1980, elle sest par la suite installe Toronto. Comdienne, romancire et dramaturge sa pice de thtre Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) a remport, entre autres, le prix du Gouverneur gnral. Elle a su conqurir le cur de centaines de milliers de lecteurs avec son premier roman, Un parfum de cdre, devenu best-seller international. Elle joue aussi dans plusieurs films Ive heard the Mermaids Singing (1987; v.f. Le Chant des sirnes) et Where the Spirit Lives (1989), pour lequel elle gagne un prix Gmeaux. Elle est lanimatrice de lmission tlvise Doc Zone, du rseau anglais de Radio-Canada (CBC).

CAROL LIBMAN

Greg MacArthurs plays have been produced across Canada and Europe and have been translated into various languages. His work includes: A City, Tyland, The Toxic Bus Incident, Recovery, Get Away, Snowman and girls!girls!girls! He was recently the Lee Playwright-In- Residence at the University of Alberta where his newest play The Missionary Position, will have its world premiere in 2013. He was shortlisted for the 2012 Siminovitch Prize for playwriting. Les pices de Greg MacArthur, dont A City, Tyland, The Toxic Bus Incident, Recovery, Get Away, Snowman et girls!girls!girls!, ont connu de nombreuses productions, partout au Canada et en Europe, en diverses langues. Il occupe recemment la fonction dauteur dramatique en rsidence lUniversity of Alberta. Sa prochaine pice, The Missionary Position, y sera cre en premire mondiale en 2013. En 2011, il a t mis en nomination pour le Prix Simonovitch, dans la catgorie criture dramatique.

GREG MACARTHUR

Julie is an actor and playwright who has worked across Canada. Most recently, she appeared in staged reading of Scapegoat Carnivales Faust (Segal), and on the Centaur and NAC stages as Doris Truscott in Innocence Lost. Selected theatre credits: Clarence in Richard III (Metachroma), Nancy in Lionel Barts Oliver!, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (NAC), Jam in Greg MacArthurs girls! girls! girls!, Mielke in Rock, Paper, Jackknife (Talisman Productions/Centaur). Her first play, Mixie and the Halfbreeds, was co-written with Vancouver theatre artist Adrienne Wong, and was produced in 2009 in Vancouver (Neworld Theatre). Julie is currently writing her second play, Omamori, inspired by her Japanese grandmothers journey from Japan to Canada, pre-WW2.wShe is also collaborating with Ottawa artist, Matt Miwa on a verbatim play, The TASHME Project - The Living Archives. She is an associate artistic producer of the newly formed theatre company, Metachroma. Comdienne et auteure, Julie a travaill partout au Canada. Rcemment, elle a particip la lecture publique du Faust du Scapegoat Carnivale, au Centre Segal, et interprt Doris Truscott dans Innocence Lost au Centaur au CNA. Sa premire pice, Mixie and the Halfbreeds, cocrite avec Adrienne Wong, artiste de thtre de Vancouver, fut produite en 2009 Vancouver au Neworld Theatre. Elle travaille actuellement sa seconde pice Omamori, inspire du voyage du Japon au Canada de sa grand-mre avant la Deuxime Guerre mondiale. Elle collabore galement avec un artiste dOttawa, Matt Miwa, lcriture dune pice partir darchives, The TASHME Project - The Living Archives. Elle est aussi directrice artistique associe de la nouvelle compagnie Metachroma

JULIE TAMIKO MANNING

Ann-Marie MacDonald is an author, playwright and actor. Best known for her plays, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and Belle Moral: A Natural History, as well as her novels, Fall On Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies, she also enjoys a career on stage, most recently in Soulpepper Theatre Companys acclaimed production of Top Girls. Her work as a screen actor has earned her a Gemini Award and a Genie Nomination. Ms MacDonalds writing has been honoured with numerous awards including The Chalmers, The Dora Mavor Moore, The Governor Generals and The Commonwealth Prize. She hosted CBCs Life and Times for seven seasons. Ms MacDonald lives in Toronto with her family. Ann-Marie MacDonald est ne Baden-Baden, en Allemagne de lOuest et a grandi sur des bases

ANNE-MARIE MACDONALD

Aviva Ravel is an award winning playwright and director. Aviva has written over twenty five plays for both adult and young audiences. Her plays have been produced in theatres across Canada. Her works have been adapted for film and radio. Most of her work is set in the Jewish community of her native Montreal and focuses on family relationships, adoption and the holocaust. Aviva has been the Artistic Director of Cameo Productions since 1984. She is also nthe founder and director of the Performance Playreading Ensemble and currently directs staged readings of modern Hebrew plays for the Jewish Public Library of Montreal. Aviva Ravel est auteure et metteure en scne. Elle a crit plus de 25 pices pour les adultes et le jeune public, qui lui ont valu des prix. Ses pices ont t produites dans des thtres de tout le pays. Plusieurs ont connu des adaptations pour le cinma et la radio. La plupart de ses uvres se situent dans la communaut juive de son Montral natal et sinspirent des relations familiales, de ladoption et de lholocauste. Aviva est directrice artistique des Cameo Productions depuis 1984. Elle est

AVIVA RAVEL,

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