Sean Dixon

Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist, actor and banjo player. His plays have been produced all over Canada, the U.S, Australia and England. They include Falling Back Home, the Chalmers’ nominated District of Centuries (1995, Peter Hinton, dir.), The Epic Period (Factory 2001, Brian Quirt, dir.) The Girls Who Saw Everything (NTS 2003, Chris Abraham, dir.), Lost Heir (Blyth 2007, Paul Thompson, dir.), an adaptation of Barbara Gowdy's novel The White Bone (Summerworks, 2007, self-directed), and The Gift of the Coat (ATP PlayRites 2008, Amiel Gladstone, dir.) His play Billy Nothin’ (SKAM, Amiel Gladstone, dir.) won the audience award at the Vancouver Fringe 1999. An early play, The Painting debuted at Summerworks ’95 under the direction of Tanja Jacobs and was cited by Carole Corbeil as one of the highlights of that year. Aerwacol was cited by Kate Taylor as one of the highlights of 2000. A critic of a recent 2009 production of Aerwacol in St Louis, MO, called it ‘a masterpiece of the commonplace, the desperate, and the impossible.’

Sean’s first novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything (2007) has been published all over the English speaking world and translated into Romanian. With his second novel, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (2011), he has been called ‘the true inheritor of [Gwendolyn] MacEwen's mythopoeic legacy.’ 

Sean is currently in rehearsal with his latest play,  A God In Need of Help, which opens April 23, 2014, at the Tarragon Theatre.