Ensemble Bios

Philip Akin

SHAW 2016: Director for “Master Harold” …and the Boys.

FOR THE SHAW: directed The Mountaintop, Topdog/Underdog.

ELSEWHERE: (selected credits) Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company; directed Lisa Codrington’s Up the Garden Path, Meghan Swaby’s Venus’ Daughter, Obsidian Theatre; Sean Dixon’s Wilberforce Hotel, Blythe Festival; Beth Graham’s The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Obsidian Theatre/Factory Theatre; Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, Obsidian Theatre/Harold Green Jewish Theatre.

AWARDS: William Kilbourn award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life; C.A.E.A. Lifetime Membership award for outstanding contributions to the performing arts; PGC Women’s Caucus Bra d’Or award for supporting and promoting the work of Canadian women playwrights; Mallory Gilbert Leadership award; T.A.P.A. Silver Ticket award for outstanding contribution to the arts.

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