The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum

The Playwright

Wendy Lill

Wendy Lill

Raised in: Vancouver, BC and London, ON/Based in: Dartmouth, NS

For the NAC: The Ark on Fogo Island (2011), All Fall Down (co-production with Globe Theatre), The Fighting Days (Prairie Theatre Exchange production),  Memories of You (co-production with Theatre New Brunswick).

Theatre: Wendy’s stage plays have been performed extensively in theatres across Canada as well as internationally in such countries as Scotland, Denmark and Germany. Her plays include: Chimera (Tarragon Theatre/Prairie Theatre Exchange); Corker (Eastern Front Theatre/Blyth Festival/Theatre North West/Belfry Theatre); The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum (Ship’s Company Theatre); All Fall Down (Neptune Theatre/Prairie Theatre Exchange/Grand Theatre); Sisters (Ship’s Company Theatre/Prairie Theatre Exchange); Memories of You (Neptune Theatre/Prairie Theatre Exchange/Tarragon Theatre);  The Occupation of Heather Rose (Prairie Theatre Exchange/Tarragon Theatre/Globe Theatre/Vancouver Arts Club Theatre/Eastern Front Theatre/Theatre Northwest); and The Fighting Days (Prairie Theatre Exchange/Workshop Theatre Productions/Globe Theatre/Eastern Front Theatre). Four of her plays have been nominated for Governor General's Awards for Drama: Corker (1998), The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (1996), All Fall Down (1994), and The Occupation of Heather Rose (1987). Wendy co-founded the Eastern Front Theatre in 1993 with Mary Vingoe and Gay Hauser.

Other: Between June 1997 and June 2004, Wendy Lill was the Member of Parliament for Dartmouth and the Culture Communications Critic for the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). She drew on her Ottawa experiences for a CBC radio drama series, Backbencher (2010, 2011). Wendy is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

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