Bill Glassco is the founder of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, founding co-artistic director of Canadian Stage and, most recently, founder of the Montreal Young Company. Born in Quebec City, Mr. Glassco studied at Princeton, Oxford and University of Toronto, where he began his career teaching English. He left to study acting and directing in New York, returning in 1969 to Toronto where, two years later, he founded the Tarragon. A director, translator and teacher, he has been committed to the growth of Canadian theatre and the nurturing of the nation’s dramatists, introducing audiences to the works of David French and Michel Tremblay, among many others. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and his other distinctions include Dora Mavor Moore and Sterling Awards for his direction of Cloud 9 and Nothing Sacred, respectively.