Douglas Rodger

Over the last thirty plus years Douglas Rodger has done just about every job that you can do in a theatre, from the front of house to backstage as well as touring and producing several shows. As a dramatist, he has written for CBC Radio, various television series, feature films and the theatre where his work includes Donut City, a play with music for The Canadian Stage Company and How Could You, Mrs. Dick?, a murder mystery based on a true story, which has been widely produced. (The Wintergarden Theatre, The Tivoli Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place) His latest work of reportage called An Indolent Abroad was published in the Summer Issue of Descant Magazine. (Summer and Smoke) http://www.descant.ca/issues/d149.html

He has developed the concept and story for a theatrical production called A Momentary Lapse Of Reason based on the music of the English rock group, Pink Floyd.

Working with Composer Njo Kong Kie, he has written the librettos for two chamber operas, Shattered Glass and The Futures Market. (These operas have been performed at The Rhubarb Festival, The Wrecking Ball and the Canadian Opera Company.) In addition to his growing involvement with new operatic forms, he is currently writing the book and the lyrics for an original musical called Hung Out To Dry, set in the demimonde of Depression-era Toronto.

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