Erin Shields

Erin Shields is a Montreal based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General's Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Erin’s other Tarragon shows include The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation. Erin is co-Artistic Director (with Andrea Donaldson) of an independent theatre company, Groundwater Productions, which recently produced Beautiful Man at The SummerWorks Festival. Erin’s version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season. She has two plays for young audiences touring North America: Mistatim with Red Sky Performance and Instant with Geordie Productions. Erin is currently working on commissions for Repercussion Theatre and Théâtre à Corps Perdus. Upcoming, Erin’s adaptation of John Milton's Paradise Lost will premiere at The Stratford Festival in 2018.

photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann



Award Category Year Play
Governor General's Literary Award Drama 2011 If We Were Birds