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



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