Aaron writes and publishes in many genres: film, theatre, poetry, prose, and non-fiction. A prolific writer, Aaron has eight published books and over twenty professional play productions.
Over the past 18 years, Aaron has been nominated for the Jessie Theatre Awards for Outstanding Original Play nine times, more than any other playwright. He has won two Jessies. In 2012, Aaron’s play After Jerusalem was nominated for the prestigious Carol Bolt Award — Canada’s national playing competition. He’s also served as playwright-in-residence at Touchstone Theatre, The Playhouse, Rumble Theatre and as a resident film-writer at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. His plays have been produced across Canada, the US, and in Europe. He’s also written two adaptations of Ray Chandler’s books for the stage, both professionally produced.
Aaron’s novel Curtains for Roy was nominated in 2015 for the prestigious Stephen Leacock award for humour writing in Canada. Other nominations include: Leo Award (Screenwriting — Short), Sterling Theatre Award (Writing), Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (ed and mabel go to the moon, 1995).
Aaron completed his MFA in Creative Writing at UBC (2002) after receiving his BA and BEd from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
Aaron teaches at Kwantlen University, Langara College, Studio 58, and Vancouver Film School and works independently as a film story editor and playwriting dramaturge. He is the artistic director of Solo Collective, a professional Vancouver theatre company.