Simon Johnston

Simon's novel "The House of Wives" published by Penguin Random House in May 2016 reached the Globe and Mail's bestseller list. 

Simon's recent plays include: El Camino - a two-hander looking for a home; Sisters at Gateway Theatre January/ February 2013 previously seen at Factory Theatre Cross Currents, Toronto); Rice Rockets & Yacht People (Gateway 2005); Jessie Nominated best play Wildcat (Western Canada Theatre); Gold Mountain Guest (Arts Club and Kaleidoscope - Belfry Theatre); The Giveaways (London, Ontario). Running Dog, Paper Tiger won Theatre BC's 1995 National Playwrights Award, premiered in 1997 at the Gateway Theatre and was nominated for a Jessie Award for Best Play. Simon has written six plays for CBC's Morningside and CBC Radio Drama as well as episodes for Riverdale on CBC Television Drama and documentaries for History Television and Man Alive

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Simon attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated in 1972, then went to New York for postgraduate theatre studies. He has worked in Canadian theatre for over thirty years, as an Artistic Director, Director (over 200 productions) and playwright. He was awarded the Governor General's Canada 125 Medal, has been nominated for the prestigious W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize, and was inducted into McMaster University's Alumni Gallery.

Simon is currently the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC.

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