Djanet Sears

Canada's 1998 Governor General's Literary Award winner for Harlem Duet, Djanet Sears is a tour-de-force and one of the leading African Canadian writers for the stage. She is an award-winning director, and has several acting nominations to her credit for both stage and screen. Her own work explores the passionately complex spaces where race and gender intersect. Djanet is one of the driving forces behind the AfriCanadian Playwrights' Conference Festival, a celebration and examination of African diasporic writing for the stage in Canada. She is also deeply committed to the preservation of Black theatre history in this country, a history that goes back to the mid 19th century.