Jerry Wasserman – A professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia, Prof. Wasserman won the Killam Teaching Prize in 1998 and has been cited as a “Most Popular Teacher” by Maclean’s Magazine in each of the last four years. He has written and lectured extensively on Canadian theatre. His anthology Modern Canadian Plays, now in its 4th edition, is the standard textbook in the field. A long time theatre critic for CBC radio, he currently reviews for the Vancouver Province and for his website, www.vancouverplays.com. Prof. Wasserman is President of the board of Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver. A member of Canadian Actors Equity Association for nearly 30 years and ACTRA for 20, he counts over 200 professional stage, television and film credits.