Ken Cameron

Ken Cameron is a multi-faceted playwright whose work fluctuates between commercially accessible plays and alternative theatre. On one end lie plays like Harvest, which has been performed across Canada and My One And Only which was produced by Alberta Theatre Projects’ playRites Festival, Workshop West in Edmonton and by the Bridge Theatre Company in New York City. Both have been published in Harvest and Other Plays.

Dear Johnny Deereis a musical adaptation of songs by acclaimed Canadian musician Fred Eaglesmith, which was commissioned by The Blyth Festival and premiered there in June 2012. Dear Johnny Deere was revived at Blyth and Lighthouse Theatre and had a separate production at the Charlottetown Festival PEI in 2013. In 2015 Dear Johnny Deere was published by NeWest Press and produced by Theatre Calgary. It won both the Betty Mitchell Award and the Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Ken is currently commissioned by the Stratford Festival to adapt the novel Cue For Treason by Geoffrey Trease, which is expected to be produced by the festival in 2017.

On the alternative end of the spectrum, is How iRan: Three Plays for iPod, a creation recorded entirely on iPod as the audience moves through installations set amongst the stacks of a downtown library. With the iPod set to shuffle, there are over 10.6 million versions of the play. How iRan: Three Plays for iPodpremiered at the IMPACT multicultural theatre festival in Kitchener Ontario and received its Calgary premiere at the High Performance Rodeo.

Ken co-founded Productive Obsession together with wife and co-Artistic Conspirator Rita Bozi an independent inter-arts performance company. In the first year since it’s founding the work has been presented in Calgary, Banff, Iceland and Kitchener. The Damage Is Done is one of these alternative, interdisciplinary works.

Ken was the Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival for three years from 2008-2010. Produced in partnership with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and with a mandate to showcase Canada’s outstanding touring productions, Magnetic North is produced in Ottawa in odd numbered years, and in a different Canadian city every other year.