Jeff D'Hondt

Jeff D'Hondt has been writing plays, films and novels in secret for over twenty five years. In 2008, he published his first novel, Spiderbones, though he continued to hide his love for theatre. In 2013, he could no longer contain this passion: his debut stageplay, A False Face, premiered at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. It was remounted as a Spirit's Face in Toronto in 2014, a production that also included ASL interpretation. In 2014, he worked as the Associate Producer of MSM (Men Seeking Men), staged by lemonTree Creations as part of Toronto's World Pride celebrations. Jeff also has a not-so-secret career as a social worker. He graduated from York University with a Masters of Social Work degree (where his research on using theatre to give voice to homeless Indigenous youth was award the Gerry Erickson Book Prize for Best Practice Research Paper). A proud descendent of the Belgian Canadian community and the Lenape nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Jeff's passion for theatre, film and creative writing is only challenged by his love of lacrosse, his family and science. Anusheek (thank you; pronounced ah-ne-shek).