Dramaturges, Adaptors, Translators

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Iris Turcott

Second season: Dramaturge of The Thrill. Stratford: The Best Brothers, workshops with Judith Thompson and Daniel MacIvor. Elsewhere: Canadian Stage’s Company Dramaturge for 17 years; now with Factory Theatre, National Theatre School and playwrights from coast to coast, including Robert Chafe (Governor General’s Award, Afterimage) and Anusree Roy (Dora Award, GG nomination, Brothel #9). Recent: Ronnie Burkett’s Penny Plain, international tour; world premières of MacIvor’s Arigato, Tokyo (Buddies in Bad Times) and Amy Lee Lavoie’s Stopheart (Factory). Upcoming: World premières of Beatrice & Virgil (from Yann Martel’s novel), 6 Essential Questions (Factory). Training: City Literary Institute, London, England; UWO, U of T, multiple international masterclasses. Awards: George Luscombe (professional mentorship), NTS Sims Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harold Award. Et cetera: Past Board member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas; very active in all aspects of script publication and networking.