Stratford debut: Director of Hay Fever. Elsewhere: Selected credits: The Women, Sunday in the Park with George, The Philanderer, A Man and Some Women, Belle Moral (world première and NAC), Diana of Dobson’s, Pal Joey (Shaw Festival); The Children’s Republic, Mimi, East of Berlin (première and national tour), Anything That Moves, SIBS (première and national tour) (Tarragon Theatre); Top Girls, ’Night Mother (Soulpepper); Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Clean House (Canadian Stage); Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (MTC); The Bricklin, Oleanna (Theatre New Brunswick). Film: Girls on Top (a documentary on the making of Top Girls for Fighting Fish Productions). Awards: Dora Awards for direction (Top Girls; Anything That Moves), playwriting (Anything That Moves; i.d.) and outstanding production (Hush; Anything That Moves). Chalmers Awards for Outstanding New Play (A Play About the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo; i.d.). Award of Excellence in the Arts. Various awards for Oh My Irma, written and performed by Haley McGee (current international tour). Upcoming: Fall on Your Knees with playwright Hannah Moscovitch (Shaw Festival); Hamlet Project with Ann-Marie MacDonald and Stars (Stratford Festival). Ms Palmer is the Artistic Director of the English Section of the National Theatre School of Canada.