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Audrey Dwyer

Last updated: April 29, 2022

Theatre credits at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre include, as Director: The Mountaintop, Women of the Fur Trade; as Intimacy Director: Orlando, Fun Home; as Consulting Director: Bang Bang (with Belfry Theatre); as Actor: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (with Mirvish Productions), Good People, Medea (with Mirvish Productions).

Theatre credits elsewhere include, as Actor: thirsty (NAC); The Crucible, Theory (Tarragon Theatre), Clybourne Park and The Overwhelming (Studio 180 with Mirvish Productions), The Tempest (Canadian Stage, Dream in High Park), Black Medea (Obsidian Theatre); as Director: Blink (University of Winnipeg); Prairie Nurse (Lighthouse Theatre); Calpurnia (Nightwood Theatre/Sulong Theatre); The Apology (Rabiayshna Productions).

Audrey is Royal MTC’s Associate Artistic Director. She has won three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre. She was nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award for Direction twice. Audrey co-wrote The D-Cut, a six-episode series produced by Shaftesbury Films. The multiple award-winning series is on Crave (Canada) and Shaftesbury’s KindaTV channel. She wrote the libretto for Backstage at Carnegie Hall (Bradyworks), which will open in Montreal in 2022. She was commissioned to write The Legend of Daddy Hall for the Tarragon Theatre, which was part of their Acoustic Season (2020/2021). She has been commissioned by Nightswimming Theatre to write The Generations, an epic five-hour drama about the legacy of a Black family over eons of time. She was a recipient of CBC’s Creative Relief Fund for her television pilot called The Gordons. She has been a writer-in-residence at Obsidian Theatre and the Tarragon Theatre, where she was also the Urjo Kareda Artist-in-Residence and the Assistant Artistic Director. Audrey graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2001.

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