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Morris Panych

Finalist, 2001

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A native of Calgary, Alberta, Morris Panych is arguably Canada’s most celebrated playwright and director.  His plays have garnered countless awards including two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama (for THE ENDS OF THE EARTH and GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL), fourteen Jessie Richardson Awards (Vancouver), and five Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto).  Productions of the much-lauded VIGIL, GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL, 7 STORIES and LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN are being mounted throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  His plays have been produced in over two dozen languages.  Mr. Panych has directed over 90 productions across Canada and the U.S. 



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