John Murrell is one of the most frequently produced of all Canadian playwrights. His plays have been translated into 15 languages and performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Mr. Murrell began writing plays more than 30 years ago, and is currently Artistic Director/Executive Producer of Theatre Arts at The Banff Centre. He has worked as playwright-in-residence at both Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects, as an Associate Director of the Stratford Festival, as Head of the Banff Playwrights Colony, and as Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council. A resident of Calgary, his many plays include Waiting for the Parade, Farther West and The Faraway Nearby, all of which were honoured with Chalmers Best Canadian Play Awards.