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Moscovitch, Hannah


Hannah Moscovitch is a Canadian playwright who has risen to national prominence in the last few years. She has been dubbed “an indie sensation” by Toronto Life Magazine; “the wunderkind of Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio; “irritatingly talented” by Eye Weekly; and the “dark angel of Toronto theatre” by Toronto Star. The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Now Magazine have all hailed Hannah as “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright”. Hannah possesses a unique ability to combine the tragic, the humorous and the shocking while also delivering an intellectually and emotionally complex work. The Globe and Mail hailed The Russian Play as “that rarest of all theatrical experiments: a clever satire with a beating heart”, while Variety Magazine’s review of East of Berlin noted that “[Moscovitch is] not afraid to plunge right through areas that others might consider poor taste in order to come out the other side in search of a deeper truth.” In 2014, Hannah became the first playwright to win the Trillium Book Award. She’s also won the Toronto Critic’s Award for Best Canadian Play and the SummerWorks Prize for Best Production. Her work has been nominated for multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Siminovitch Prize, the Governor General’s Award, theCarol Bolt Award, the Toronto Arts Council Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the K.M Hunter Award, and the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Hannah’s writing for the stage includes Mexico City, Essay, The Russian Play, East of Berlin, This is War, Little One, Other People’s Children, The Huron Bride (a ghost story) and In This World (for young audiences). Hannah’s plays have been produced in Australia, Britain and the United States, as well as across Canada, including at theMagnetic North Theatre Festival, Yukon Arts Centre, Banff Centre, Factory Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Theatre Network, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Firehall Arts Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, andAlberta Theatre Projects among others. Hannah’s short opera with award-winning composer Lembit Beecher, I have no stories to tell you, commissioned by the Gotham Chamber Opera, premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in February of 2014. Upcoming, Hannah is writing a combination of TV, opera, theatre, and film projects, including commissions with the Stratford and Shaw festivals and a residency with The Theatre Centre. As part of the 2014/2015 season, Hannah is premiering two new plays, What a Young Wife Ought to Know (aNeptune Theatre & 2b Theatre co-production) in Halifax and Infinity (a Tarragon Theatre & Volcano Theatre co-production) in Toronto. New productions of her plays are going up in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver), Japan and Greece. Hannah is a playwright-in-residence at Canada’s leading new works company, Tarragon Theatre.

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