Andrea Romaldi - Director of the Playwriting program

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Andrea Romaldi is a dramaturg, teacher, and artistic leader who, during her fifteen-year career in theatre, has also worked as an independent producer and director. Prior to becoming Director of the Playwriting Program (English Section) at the National Theatre School of Canada, she spent ten seasons as Literary Manager at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, directing the theatre’s extensive roster of play development programs, and assisting in the development of over eighty new plays, with almost thirty produced. They include Governor General nominated plays by Sean Dixon, Brendan Gall, Jonathan Garfinkel, Michael Healey, Joan MacLeod, and Hannah Moscovitch, and Governor General Award-winners Erin Shields and David Yee; eleven Dora Award Outstanding New Play nominees and three winners; and a Trillium Book Award winner. She has mentored both graduate students and professional theatre makers through university training programs, internships, and play development programs at a variety of theatres, and was a regular panellist for the Directors Lab North. Previously, she was the Artistic Director of Hudson Village Theatre, and has worked with Brian Quirt at Nightswimming and with Maureen Labonte and Neil Munro at the Shaw Festival. Andrea also participated in workshops at the National Theatre Society (Dublin) while she pursued her MPhil in film and theatre at Trinity College, Dublin.


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