Mary Vingoe

 

Mary Vingoe

 

A director, actor and playwright, Mary is the founding Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She is a co-founder and past Artistic Director of Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre and founding Artistic Director of The Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax as well as co-founder and past Co Artistic Director of The Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro.  She has directed for major theatres across the country, Most recently Wendy Lill’ s THE GLACE BAY MINER’S MUSEUM for The National Arts Centre and Neptune Theatres and Catherine Banks' ITIS SOLVED BY WALKING for HomeFirst and White Rooster Theatres. Mary has written extensively for stage and radio and has worked as dramaturge, actor and teacher across Canada. Playwrights Canada Press published her play LIVING CURIOSITIES,  in 2011. In 2013 her play REFUGE was produced at Eastern Front and  HomeFIrst Theatres In Halifax. REFUGE concerns the failure of our refugee system in Canada. It was a finalist for the  Lieutenant Governor's Masterworks Awards an  nominated fo rbest new play at The Merritts. REFUGE will be produced at Nightwood Theatre in Toronto in 15/16..

 

Mary is the recipient of the 2009 Portia White Award, the Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre, the Merritt Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

 

In 2011 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to theatre in Canada.

 

 

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