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Gural, Altaire

Biography: 

Altaire has taught and directed many children and teens who have gone on to professional ACTRA and Equity careers (on film and television shows such as DC's Shazam, Northern Rescue, Frontier, October Faction and Locke & Key for Netflix, Flint, Burden Of Truth and Coroner for CBC, Emerald Code, Degrassi, Once Upon A Time, Life With Boys, Motives and Murders, and in Mirvish productions such as The Railway Children).

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, The Breakfast Club (with the permission of Universal Studios and the estate of John Hughes), and Through The Looking Glass to name a few. Her original play, Forgotten (a re-imagining of Peter Pan that takes 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 various companies in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.

Altaire was recently nominated for Best Director for the entry of PROOF at EODL (it was also nominated for Best Production), and she has won EODL awards in the past for her acting, but her true love is directing teens on stage. She also gives private audition coaching for clients looking to acquire agents, and for film and television.

Professional Role(s): 
Director
Actor
Playwright
dramaturge
Teacher