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Chan, Marjorie


Marjorie is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist based in Toronto and the artistic director of Cahoots Theatre. As a writer, her works have been performed in the United States, Scotland, Hong Kong, Russia and across Canada. She has been artist-in-residence with Banff Playwrights’ Colony, Tapestry Opera, Cahoots Theatre, Theatre Direct Canada, SUNY (Geneseo, New York) and Theatre du Pif (Hong Kong). As a director, credits include: Frankenstein’s Boy – premiere (Eldritch Theatre), A Doll’s House – bicultural/bilingual production (Theatre du Pif), Knives in Hens – Asia Premiere (Theatre du Pif), Late (Obsidian Theatre), as well as assisting on Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera Victoria), A Synonym for Love – premiere (Volcano Theatre) and Marcovaldo – devised collective creation (Theatre du Pif). A six-time nominee, Marjorie is the recipient of three Dora Awards, one as an actor, and two as a librettist. She has also received the K.M. Hunter Artist’s Award in Theatre for the breadth of her work, as well as a Harold Award for her community contribution to the theatre industry in Toronto. Notable nominations include the Governor General’s Literary Award for her playwriting debut, China Doll and the Canadian Citizen Award for her work with Crossing Gibraltar – a theatre program for young refugees. Upcoming projects include M’dea Undone, with composer John Harris (Tapestry Opera/Scottish Opera), Tails From the City (Theatre Columbus), and Hello Cello, Goodbye Heart (Factory Theatre).

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