Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Stratford debut: Assistant director of Mary Stuart. Upcoming: Director/ translator, Purgatory in Ingolstadt (Storm and Stress Company, SummerWorks Festival). Elsewhere: Assistant director/ dramaturge, To a Flame (Swedish/ Finnish/ Canadian co-production); director, Little Pea’s Revolution (United Solo, New York); translator, The Test (Company Theatre), Life of Galileo (Small Wooden Shoe); director/ translator, Kaspar & the Sea of Houses (SummerWorks); assistant director, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message, intern director, Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter (Canadian Stage). Training: Theatre Ontario Professional Training Grant in Directing (mentor Josette Bushell-Mingo); University of Toronto (PhD, Drama); Munich University (MA, Dramaturgy). Awards: SummerWorks Festival Prize for Outstanding Production; nomination, Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize; Government of Canada Research Award. Online: www.birgitschreyerduarte.com. Et cetera: Literary associate, Shaw Festival (2008-2010). Currently: Artistic and dramaturgical consultant, Canadian Stage. Originally from Munich, Germany.