Hannah Moscovitch is considered one of the strongest playwriting voices in Canada. Her work has won multiple awards, most recently the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Literature. She is the first playwright to win the Trillium Book Award in the prize’s twenty-seven year history for This is War, a play premiered by Tarragon in 2013 which also won the Toronto Critic’s Award for Best New Canadian Play and toured to Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange. Her first full-length play, East of Berlin, premiered at Tarragon in 2007. Tarragon also produced a mini-festival of her work in 2013 that included the premieres of Little One and Other People’s Children as well as a remount of Roseneath Theatre’s In This World. Moscovitch’s other writing for the stage includes Bunny (premiered at Stratford Festival last season), What a Young Wife Ought to Know (premiered by Halifax’s Neptune and 2b theatre company), The Children’s Republic (Great Canadian Theatre Company premiere) and The Huron Bride (premiered as part of Theatrefront’s The Mill play cycle) as well as The Russian Play and Essay, both of which won awards at SummerWorks Performance Festival. She’s been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Siminovitch Prize and the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Upcoming, she is writing a combination of TV, opera, theatre, and film projects, including commissions with the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. She is a Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
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