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Brian Quirt

Brian Quirt is the Artistic Director of Nightswimming, and Director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. As a director, his credits include premieres of these Nightswimming commissions: Anita Majumdar’s The Fish Eyes Trilogy (2014-18 national tours) and Same Same But Different (Theatre Passe Muraille/Alberta Theatre Projects), Carmen Aguirre’s Broken Tailbone (US premiere in October 2017; national tour 2018-19) and Blue Box (2012-2014 national tour), Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black (Cahoots Theatre and Arts Club Theatre), Judith Thompson’s Such Creatures (Theatre Passe Muraille), Andy Massingham’s Rough House (national tour) and Richard Sanger’s Whispering Pines (GCTC). He has created eight of his own plays, most recently Why We Are Here! (with Martin Julien) which ran at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and These Are The Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad (with Jane Miller) which premiered 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, and three for directing, including Anita's Boys With Cars at Young People’s Theatre.