Bob White - Teaching artist in Playwriting

Bob White is in his seventh season as Director of New Plays at the Stratford Festival. As well as heading play development programs for the Festival, Bob has served, most recently, as dramaturg on the premier productions of Erin Shields’ Paradise Lost, Jordi Mand’s Bronte: The World Without, Colleen Murphy’s The Breathing Hole Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny, and Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife, The Virgin Trial and Mother’s Daughter

Prior to his Stratford engagement, Bob spent twenty-two years at Calgary’s Alberta Theatre Projects, the last nine as Artistic Director. At ATP, he headed the annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Plays, widely regarded as one of Canada’s premier new play showcases. Other significant attachments include Co-director, Banff Playwrights Colony (1997-2009), Artistic Director, Factory Theatre, Toronto, (1978-87) and Dramaturge, Playwrights Workshop Montreal (1975-78).

In 2018, he was awarded the G.E. Lessing Award for Career Achievement by the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas

Bob is a member of The Order of Canada.

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