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2013-14 NAC English Theatre Playwright in Residence

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Meet Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, the 2013-14 NAC English Theatre Playwright in Residence. An emcee, playwright, director and arts administrator working for change through the arts, Donna-Michelle’s notable works for the stage include Salome’s ClothesGive It Up and Cake. Her play Gas Girls was a 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, awarded a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding new play, an Enbridge PlayRites Award at Alberta Theatre Projects, and earned second place in the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition. She has also been playwright-in-residence at Obsidian Theatre, lead vocalist for Belladonna & the Awakening, and general manager of Native Earth Performing Arts. She has been involved with the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Arts Council Theatre Committee, Artsvote 2010 and DiverseCity Fellows.  Her most recent play, A Man A Fish, premiered at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, SK this past October. Donna-Michelle’s playwright in residence is made possible from the Theatre section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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