Margaret Martinello Magner, Ph.D.

Originally from Kitchener, Ontario, Margaret studied acting and directing at the University of Waterloo, co-founded the Studio Theatre in Toronto, and earned a doctoral degree in English from York University. At the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, she studied Screenwriting and Film Production at the School of Cinematic Arts and earned a Master's degree in Professional Writing, specializing in Playwriting and Screenwriting.  Her one-act play "Forever Young" was produced at the 24th Street Theatre. Los Angeles, and was a winner of the Jerome E. Lawrence Play Festival. She was a double winner of the Theatre PEI New Voices Playwriting Competition for "Forever Young" and for her full-length play "Option to Renew," which was produced at the Victoria Playhouse in Prince Edward Island. A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Margaret is currently writing a screenplay, "The Island Way."" She was selected four times by jury to participate in the Screenwriters Bootcamp for emerging screenwriters in Atlantic Canada. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Island Media Arts Co-operative which promotes media arts in PEI.  An actress, she most recently co-starred in a production of Love Letters at the Victoria Playhouse. She produced "The Scavenger's Daughter" at the 4th Street Theatre in New York. Further information is available at www.magnerink.com.

Affiliation: 
PGC
Affiliation: 
PWAC

Awards

Award Category Year Play
Jerome Lawrence Play Festival, 24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles Winner, Forever Young
Theatre PEI New Voices Playwriting Awards First Place, One-Act Play, Forever Young
Theatre PEI New Voices Playwriting Awards First Place, Full-Length Play, Option to Renew