Paul Dunn

Paul is a playwright, actor and instructor based in Toronto. His plays include: Outside (Dora nomination -Outstanding New Play for TYA), which premiered in 2015 and continues to tour Ontario schools with Roseneath Theatre; Dalton and Company, produced by cart/horse theatre in 2016; Offensive Shadows (winner of the Now Magazine Audience Choice Award – SummerWorks), which Studio 180 Theatre premiered in 2008; High-Gravel-Blind, which was chosen to be the first play produced in the Studio Theatre at the Stratford Festival, when it first opened in 2002; and BOYS, which was produced by Theatre Direct Canada in 2000, in their inaugural “Buncha Young Artists... Festival”.  He is a Co-author of The Gay Heritage Project (along with fellow PGC members Damien Atkins and Andrew Kushnir), which premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2013 and has since been remounted and toured nationally (Dora nomination - Outstanding New Play).  His other play, Memorial, received an Honourable Mention in 2013's national Herman Voaden play competition.   He is currently the Playwright-in-Residence with Studio 180 Theatre, where he is developing a new play called This Great City. He has been a guest at the Banff Playwrights Colony and the Stratford Festival Playwrights Retreat.  As an actor, he has spent seven seasons at the Stratford Festival, and has worked with Buddies in Bad Times, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Driftwood, The Grand, Tarragon, Canstage, YPT, NAC, MTC, the Citadel, and TNB, as well as in television, radio and film. He has been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School, Fanshawe College and the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company. He is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at Grant MacEwan College, and the Acting Program at the National Theatre School. Both The Gay Heritage Project and Outside are slated for publication by Playwrights Canada Press in 2017.




Award Category Year Play
Herman Voaden Honorable Mention 2013
NOW Audience Choice Award SummerWorks 2007 Offensive Shadows
Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination Outstanding New Play - Theatre for Young Audiences 2015 Outside