John Murrell (translator) At Tarragon: as translator: Bajazet, The Master Builder, Uncle Vanya, The Four Lives Of Marie, Elisa’s Skin, Helen’s Necklace, John and Beatrice. As playwright: Waiting For The Parade (1979, 1991-92), Farther West, New World, Democracy, The Faraway Nearby. As director and playwright: October. Other playwriting credits include Haydn’s Head (1974), Power in the Blood (1975), Memoir (1977), When They Stop Dancing (1997), Death In New Orleans (1998), and Taking Shakespeare (2012).
Other: John Murrell is one of the most frequently produced of Canadian playwrights. He is also an acclaimed opera librettist and translator of Sophocles, Ibsen, Chekhov, and several plays by Quebec dramatist Carole Fréchette. Murrell is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, a recipient of the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for excellence in the performing arts, and of the Governor General of Canada’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.