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Ross Manson

Finalist, 2010, 2016

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Ross Manson is an award-winning director and the founding artistic director of Volcano, an independent theatre company based in Toronto. Volcano is mandated to cross borders of all kinds in its work: disciplinary, cultural, and geographic. Over the past 20 years, Ross has directed and/or co-created shows that have toured around the world, and won or been nominated for over fifty local, national and international awards. He is the founder of the Volcano Conservatory (a professional training program for alternative performance), and co-founder, with Deborah Pearson, of inFORMING CONTENT (an initiative to wed experimental theatre making with expert academic research). His work is featured in the award-winning documentary film Goodness in Rwanda – an exploration of Volcano’s tour to Rwanda of Michael Redhill’s play on genocide (the only Canadian production to ever win the Best of Edinburgh award). Information about the many shows he has worked on can be found at


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