Gordon Pengilly

Gordon Pengilly has written more than fifty plays for television, film, radio and stage. His work, including Seeds, Swipe, Metastasis, Contraption and They Don't Call Them Farmers Anymore, has been produced across Canada, the U.S. and abroad. His screenplay Drumheller Or Dangerous Times won the 2003 Writer's Guild of Canada Jim Burt Prize for screenwriting. His one-act play The Work Play, which premiered in New York, then in Japan, was made into a short film in Los Angeles. A regular contributor to CBC radio, his play Seeing In The Dark received the 2007 BBC International Radio Drama Prize and was broadcast on the World Service and was produced as a short film by Year of the Skunk Productions in 2009. Look Back Time was a finalist in Neptune Theatre's Trident Competition in 2008 and Flesh And Ghost which was developed by Theatre Calgary in 2009 was presented at the Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, in 2010. Most recently, Gordon's film, Seeing in the Dark, was selected for the 2012 Toronto Independent Film Festival, its third screening since winning the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition in 2009. Gordon has been resident playwright for theatres and institutions in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Banff, Toronto, and Fredericton, and he routinely runs workshops for Alberta Playwrights Network.

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