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Ravel, Aviva


Aviva Ravel was born in Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Theatre from McGill University, an M.A. from the Université de Montreal, and a B.A from Concordia. She taught English, Drama, and Canadian Literature at the aforementioned universities and at the College Militaire Royal. A graduate of McGill's School for Teachers, she taught in elementary schools in Montreal, on a kibbutz in Israel where she and her husband lived for thirteen years, and was a founder of Akiva School.
Since 1984 Aviva has been Artistic Director of Cameo Productions. Aviva is the author of over 25 plays for both adult and young audiences which have been presented at the Saidye Bronfman Center, Centre d'art Canadien, Hart House, Revue Theatre, Fringe Festivals, community centres, and theatres across Canada. Her works have been adapted for radio and produced by CBC and Kol Israel. She has written short stories, articles, a biography, monologues, and edited two books of Canadian plays. Two plays were adapted for film. She has also translated some ten plays from English to French. She is a Lifetime Member of Playwrights Guild of Canada.

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