Michael Kras

Michael Kras is a Hamilton-based theatre-maker and theatre-doer whose work primarily examines youth, sexuality, and gender politics in the social media age. His acclaimed play #dirtygirl was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe, and his new play The Team, developed with Theatre Aquarius, won Second Place in the Hamilton Fringe New Play Contest and was one of four national finalists for the Safe Words New Canadian Play Award. The Team is also the 2017 winner of the prestigious biennial Voaden Prize. His work has been supported by Roseneath Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, and the Ontario Arts Council. Other recent works include For Kiera, which is published internationally in Bare Fiction and was shortlisted for the HA&L Short Works Prize; and Places, winner of the 2014 Audience Choice Award at the Hamilton Fringe. Michael is a two-time City of Hamilton Arts Award nominee, in recognition of his work as an emerging theatre artist. Michael is a graduate of Humber Theatre School, the artistic director of Broken Soil Theatre, and a member of the Theatre Aquarius Playwrights Unit.



Award Category Year Play
Audience Choice Hamilton Fringe Festival 2014
Best of Fringe Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013
Best of Venue Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013
Audience Choice Hamilton Fringe Festival 2016
Queen's University Voaden Prize 2017
Safe Words New Canadian Play Award Finalist 2017