Jason Maghanoy has been playwright-in-residence at fu-GEN Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Young People’s Theatre. He’s also been a member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, the Banff Playwrights Colony, and the 2017 Stratford Playwrights Retreat. Jason has received grants for his work from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and his plays have been produced in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Japan. Jason’s play Throat received second place in the Uprising National Playwriting Competition (2010); his play Hangman won the 2011 Write-On-Q Playwriting Competition in Quebec; and Heart won the 2013 Mario Fraati-Fred Newman Political Play Contest in New York City. His plays Gas and Dust were published by Scirocco Drama, and his play The Corner was published in Canadian Theatre Review. Maghanoy’s plays have been taught at McGill University, Humber College, the National Theatre School of Canada, and Smith College. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and was a finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard. Jason was a 2017 Finalist for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, which is presented to emerging artists who are making a mark in their field.


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