Hiro Kanagawa

Like many Canadian artists Hiro has forged a career wearing many hats:  actor, playwright, screenwriter, teacher.  His plays range from the war crimes drama Tiger of Malaya (Factory Theatre, National Arts Centre, Gateway Theatre) to the Christmas fable The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club, Halifax Theatre for Young People, Theatre NorthWest) to the Puccini sequel Tom Pinkerton:  The Ballad of Butterfly’s Son with music by David MacIntyre (short-listed for the 2012 Playwrights Guild of Canada New Musical Award).  His most recent play, Indian Arm received the 2015 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script.  Hiro’s screen credits include work as both an actor and story editor on the critically-acclaimed series Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Intelligence, and Blackstone, and recurring guest star roles on iZombie, Heroes Reborn, The Man in the High Castle, and the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon.  He teaches playwriting at Capilano University and is a youth football coach.  

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Awards

Award Category Year Play
Jessie Richardson Award Outstanding Original Script 2015
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