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Gural, Altaire


Altaire has directed and coached actors (youth and adult) who have gone on to star in film and television: Dream Scenario for A24 (TIFF), Fear Street/Prom Queen (Netflix),The Bearded Girl (upcoming feature), Believer (upcoming feature), Welcome to Derry (upcoming IT prequel),This Time (Best Actress at the Florence Film Festival), You Can Live Forever (Tribeca), DC's Titans, Shazam, Clarice, Ginny & Georgia, Heartland, Hudson & Rex, Nurses, Northern Rescue, Frontier, October Faction (Netflix), Locke & Key (Netflix), Burden Of Truth and Coroner (CBC), Circuit Breakers (Apple tv), Left For Dead:The Ashley Reeves Story and The Good Father for Lifetime, Castle In The Ground (feature@ TIFF), Flint, Emerald Code, Degrassi, Once Upon A Time, Break Any Spell (Blood In The Snow Festival), Life With Boys, Motives and Murders, The Railway Children (Mirvish), and the Toronto Fringe.

Altaire's students have also been accepted into prestigious dramatic academies like LAMDA and RADA, NTS and other Canadian and American institutions.

A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Altaire has adapted and directed various plays for youth: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Magician's Nephew, Through The Looking Glass, and others.

Her original play, Forgotten (a re-imagining of Peter Pan taking place some years after Wendy leaves Neverland, and with a cast of 30+ youth and adults) was produced at The Academy Theatre in Lindsay, Ontario in 2014, and has since been performed by numerous companies and schools around the world.

Nominated for Best Director for PROOF (EODL/also nominated for Best Production).
In 2024 Altaire also directed the one act U Can't Touch This for Women At Plays (Red Sandcastle Theatre/Toronto).

Her short story State Vs Hades appeared in the June 2022 edition of the American anthology Luna Station Quarterly https://www.amazon.ca/Luna-Station-Quarterly-Issue-050/dp/1949077330/ref..., and her dystopian short story Clocks Are Meaningless Here (appearing in the 2021 anthology Matters of Time https://www.amazon.ca/Matters-Time-Sara-C-Walker/dp/B09L4NYW62/ref=tmm_p...) has been developed as a one act for stage. Her short story Unreasonable was a runner up for the New York City Midnight international short story contest, and later appeared in the anthology Kawartha Lakes Stories. Altaire's full length novel FORGOTTEN is available: https://www.amazon.ca/Forgotten-Gural/dp/1777515580/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SX9W...

She's been tapped to write several undisclosed features, with Forgotten also recently optioned for television.

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