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Sarah Garton Stanley makes new work, directs plays, and works dramaturgically in most things. She is the Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre where she focuses on curating The Collaborations, The Cycle(s) and working alongside Artistic Director Jillian Keiley. Sarah is co-director of selfconscious theatre and has taught at Queen’s, York, and McGill Universities, Humber College, Vancouver Film School, Centre for Indigenous Training and the National Theatre School, and is an adjunct at Concordia University. She holds a BA and MA from Queen’s University, is a graduate of Vancouver Film School and studied with Jacques LeCoq in Paris. Sarah is the Artistic Director of spiderwebshow.ca (a joint production between Praxis Theatre, Neworld Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects and the NAC).
Originally from Montreal, Sarah founded her first theatre company, The Baby Grand (Kingston, ON) in 1985. She went on from there to co-create Women Making Scenes (Montreal) followed by Die in Debt (Toronto), a company renowned for groundbreaking, large canvas, site-specific work. Ms Stanley is a founder of The Harold Awards in Toronto and was the first female Artistic Director of Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. She was Associate Director at Factory Theatre, and the inaugural Associate Artist at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Shows directed by Ms Stanley have been nominated or won Dora Mavor Moore and Chalmers Awards (Toronto), Jessie Richardson Awards (Vancouver), MECCA Awards (Montreal), Robert Merritt Awards (Halifax) and Betty Mitchell Awards (Calgary).