Andrew Kushnir

Andrew is a Toronto-based playwright, actor, director, dramaturg, community arts worker and creative director of the arts organization Project: Humanity. Drawn to questions of justice and community, Andrew’s writing has been described as “more than dramatized social work.” A four-time Dora Award nominee (twice for writing, twice for performance) and one time winner (Passion Play, ensemble award), Andrew is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program as well as a Loran Scholar. In 2013 he received the University of Alberta’s Alumni Horizon Award in recognition of his verbatim theatre practice. He is currently playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre as well as the Associate Artistic Director at Crow’s Theatre. His produced plays include Wormwood (Tarragon Theatre), The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies In Bad Times, co-created with Paul Dunn and Damien Atkins, NOW Magazine #1 show of 2013), Small Axe (Project: Humanity/The Theatre Centre, Globe and Mail’s Top 10 Shows of 2015), Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse, adaptation), and The Middle Place (Project: Humanity/Theatre Passe Muraille/Canadian Stage, Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award Best Production). 

 

Affiliation: 
CAEA

Awards

Award Category Year Play
Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Best Production of a Play 2011