The Bill Glassco Playwright-in-Residence

This season Tarragon is thrilled to announce the creation of a position unique in Canadian theatre: a fully-salaried, two-year term as Bill Glassco Playwright-in-Residence. The inaugural playwright filling this role is Jason Sherman for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. This new role is generously supported by George Youssef, a long-time advocate of Tarragon Theatre.

Jason Sherman is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter based in Toronto. Many of his plays were written and first produced during his previous long-term residency with the Tarragon from 1992 to 1999; among them are The Retreat, Patience, An Acre of Time, and three plays directed by Richard Rose: It’s All True, Remnants, and Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which received the Governor General’s Award for Drama. Reflecting on his new position at Tarragon, Jason shared he is absolutely thrilled to be back at the theatre that he called home for so many years, and to be reunited with his long-time collaborator and friend, Richard Rose.

His new play, The Message, is part of our 2018/2019 season. To find out more about it, click here