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Maja Ardal is a multiple award-winning playwright, actor, director, teacher and producer. She began her career in 1970 as a company member of Toronto Workshop Productions. She has acted and directed in theatres across Canada, and was Artistic Director of Young People’s Theatre in the1990s. She toured Canada and abroad with her two solo shows, You Fancy Yourself* (Playwrights Canada Press), and The Cure for Everything, published by Playwrights Canada Press. She created One Thing Leads to Another, Theatre for Babies,** based on her research into the Neuropsychology of Infant Learning. The show, produced by Young People’s Theatre toured Canada in 2019. The sequel, You and I * premiered in 2020. Maja’s musical play The Hero of Hunter Street premiered at 4thLine Theatre 2016. and her play Wishful Seeing is on hold to be produced by 4thLine Theatre when Pandemic restrictions are lifted. At present for Talk is Free Theatre Maja is translating and developing a solo inspired by Friedrich Durrenmatt’s The Visit (Der Besuch der Alten Dame). Also for Talk is Free she performed in Adam Meisner’s For Resting and Breeding which toured to Australia in 2020. In the 80s she spent three years at the St Lawrence Centre with Toronto Arts Productions. Maja directs and teaches theatre across Canada, and locally she runs a creative writing program, Unheard voices of Muskoka Women. She received the 2002 George Luscombe award for Mentorship in the Theatre.

(Note; *Dora Awards)

Committees

  • Chair, George Luscombe Mentorship Award Committee
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