Djanet Sears

The work of celebrated playwright and director, Djanet Sears has graced such stages as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Crossroads Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Nightwood Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, SoulPepper Theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, Centaur Theatre, National Arts Centre, the Public Theatre, St. Louis Black Repertory, Canadian Stage, and Factory Theatre. Additionally, Djanet’s plays have been widely published and translated.

Djanet has been the recipient numerous honours including of the Governor General’s Literary Award, a Canadian Screenwriting Award, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and a Gold Prize at the International Radio Festival of New York.  She is a part-time lecturer at the Drama Centre, at the University of Toronto, a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and the editor of two anthologies: Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vols. I & II.