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MARIANNE ACKERMAN

www.marianneackerman.com

5300 Waverly St. Montreal, Quebec

BORN: Belleville, Ontario.


LANGUAGES: English, French


EDUCATION: M.A., University of Toronto Drama Centre

French Studies, Sorbonne, Paris

B.A. Hon. Carleton University, Political Science


COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Advisory board, Guernica Editions

Publisher, founder, The Rover www.roverarts.com

Past-President, Quebec Writers’ Federation

Past-Vice-President, board member, Quebec Writers’ Federation

Member: Playwrights’ Workshop, QWF, ELAN, Montreal Press Club

VIP member, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


THEATRE

Playwright, director: 1989 - present

Artistic director of THEATRE 1774 (1988 – 1997)

Co-founder (1988) of THEATRE 1774

Co-director, Celebration ’93, a festival of literature and independent theatre, Montreal


MEDIA

Founded, managed on-line arts magazine Rover, 2008-2014; www.roverarts.com

Theatre Critic, on staff at Montreal Gazette, 1985-1987

Freelance writer: Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Saturday Night, Walrus, Gazette. (continuous)



PLAYS

Writer, stage adaptation of Roughing It In the Bush, 2018

Writer, Philanthropy, with Brian Tannenbaum, 2018

Writer, Rooftop Eden, Famously, parts 2 & 3 of Triplex Nervosa, 2018

Writer, Triplex Nervosa, premiered at CENTAUR THEATRE April – May 2015

Writer, Venus of Dublin, Premiered at Centaur Theatre, April 2000, Ottawa, Picton, Port Credit, ON.

Writer and director, Blue Valentine, for THEATRE 1774, 1996

Writer and director, Céleste, for THEATRE 1774, 1995

Co-writer, Sliding in All Directions, with texts by Judith Thompson, John Mighton et al. 1995

Adaptation of Miss Julie, by August Strindberg, for THEATRE 1774, 1994

Adaptation of Measure for Measure, director Suzanne Lantagne, THEATRE 1774, 1993

L’Affaire Tartuffe, or the Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière, Nuage Press, 1993, 1997

Woman by a Window, directed by Paula de Vasconcelos, THEATRE 1774, 1992

Alanienouidet, co-written with Robert Lepage, NAC; Carrefour International, 1992

Sharansky, directed by Dora Wasserman, Saidye Bronfman Centre, 1989

Grande Ideas, directed by Joanna Mercer, King’s Theatre, Nova Scotia, 1989

Night Driving, cabaret directed by Tyrone Benskin, Cszarda Cabaret, 1989

Snakeprints, one-act play, Quebec Drama Festival, The Theatre Centre, (Toronto) 1988


NOVELS, SHORT FICTION

Mankind and Other Stories of Women, Guernica Editions, September, 2016

Oyster, novel in progress

Holy Fools + 2 Stories, Guernica Editions, published October 2014

Piers’ Desire, published, McArthur & Co, 2010

Matters of Hart, McArthur & Co, published 2005

Jump, McArthur & Co, published 2000


JOURNALISM, selected

Quebec Artists at TAF, the Gazette, October, 2014

Quebec Election, Maisonneuve Magazine, Sept 2014

Profile, Dany Laferriere, Walrus 2010.

Profile, How to Read a Masterpiece, Marie-Claire Blais. Walrus, September 2009

Femmes Fatales: Quebec Writers in Walrus, May 2008

Profile of Mile End, 3-part series, The Gazette front page, November 2007

A Century in This House”, 5-part series in The Gazette, March-April, 2006

Book columnist, Chapter One, Montreal Gazette, Sept. 1995 - February, 1996

Profile of Michel Tremblay, Saturday Night Magazine, won Nathan Cohen Award, 1988


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Meanwhile Goodbye, in Going Solo, collection of prose by women, published by Nuage Press,1998

Céleste and Woman by a Window, published by Nuage Press, 1996

L'Affaire Tartuffe, or the Garrison Officers Rehearse Molière, NuAge Editions, 1993; 2nd ed, 1997

Bridging the Two Solitudes- English and French Theatre in Quebec” in Contemporary Canadian Theatre: New World Visions, Simon and Pierre, 1985

A Crisis of Vision: Anglophone Theatre in Montreal” in Canadian Theatre Review. 1986

"L’impatience d’une mère” in Cahiers de théâtre Jeu, Vol. 40. Winter 1986

Contributed to “Shakespeare’s Women” in, Shakespeare: Still our Contemporary? International Association of Theatre Critics, London, England, 1988






AWARDS, NOMINATIONS


Best English-Language Production, 1995 – Les Masques, Académie Quebecois de Théâtre for Sliding in All Directions. Produced by THEATRE 1774


King’s Theatre New Play Award (1989) for Grande Ideas


Best New Play Award - Quebec Drama Festival (1988) Snakeprints


Jurors Award - Quebec Drama Festival (1989) for Blue Valentine


Nathan Cohen National Award for Theatre Criticism, 1988, 1985


Best New Play, Best Anglophone Production, (nomination) for Blue Valentine, Académie Québeccois de Théâtre, 1998


Honourable Mention, Meanwhile Goodbye, Playwright's Union of Canada International Monologue Contest, 1996-97


PERSONAL

Married to Gwyn Campbell, Canada Research Chair professor, McGill University.

One daughter, Fiona; grandson, Oskar (Vancouver); three stepchildren

Hobbies: hosting dinner parties, collecting contemporary art



WEB REFERENCE SOURCES


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Ackerman

http://roverarts.com/about/rover-team/

https://www.facebook.com/marianne.ackerman.1

http://montrealserai.com/2011/12/29/a-montreal-life/

https://qwfwrites.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/dont-blink-by-marianne-ackerman/

www.piersdesire.com

www.holyfools.ca