Ed Schroeter

Ed Schroeter has been telling stories since he was a small child growing up in Markham, Ontario. Ed began his professional writing career as a journalist, graduating from Carleton University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with Highest Honours. Wheatland Theatre produced Ed's first professional play while he was working as a theatre and film critic at the Regina Leader Post. Currently living in Peterborough, Ontario, Ed's passion is historical fiction and current events drama. He has won four national playwriting awards for his work. Ed has worked part-time as an Artistic Associate for 4th Line Theatre, and served as Artistic Producer and playwright-in-residence for Arbor Theatre from 2000 to 2005, transforming the theatre into a school tour historical theatre company. In 1999 he created Heritage Pavilion Stage, an historical play series for young audiences, which produced until 2012. During this period he worked for Heritage Pavilion Stage as both its playwright-in-residence and Artistic Director. He was recognized for this work with two Awards from the Peterborough Historical Society and induction into the Peterborough Pathway of Fame in 2005. The Dramatic History Series for Young People at Peterborough's Market Hall Performing Arts Centre is also his brainchild. Ed has conducted dozens of playwriting workshops throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan for students aged 8 to 18 and has taught playwriting at the community college level. Ed is currently an elementary school teacher with a passion for literacy instruction.

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Award Category Year Play
Ottawa Little TheatreOne Act Playwriting Contest Solange Karsh Award, First Prize, drama 1989 Indian Heart (One-Act)
Ottawa Little Theatre One Act Playwriting Contest Gladys Cameron Watt Award, Third Prize, drama 1998 Fire in the Stable