Bio

Audrey Dwyer is a multi-disciplinary artist with over twenty years of experience working as an Actor, Director, Playwright, Teacher, Artistic Director, Facilitator and Mentor.

As an actor, her theatre work includes Theory (Tarragon Theatre), Young People’s Theatre’s One Thing Leads to Another (Dora Awards – Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Ensemble), The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Mirvish Productions’ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, RMTC’s Good People and The Crucible, thirsty at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Mirvish/Studio 180’s Clybourne Park and The Overwhelming, Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park – The Tempest, Obsidian Theatre’s Black Medea, Mirvish/RMTC’s Medea, Patty’s Cake (Dora Award – Outstanding Children’s Production), Young People’s Theatre’s Blue Planet, and The Second City Touring Company. She has done film and TV work which includes The Baroness Von Sketch Show and Where the Truth Lies.

Most recently, Audrey wrote and directed Calpurnia, which was produced by Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre in 2018. The box office hit was shown to sold out audiences at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.  In 2011, she directed and dramaturged The Apology by Darrah Teitel, which was presented at the Next Stage Festival. That year, she was nominated for Outstanding Direction, her team was nominated for Outstanding Ensemble and the play was nominated for Outstanding New Play (Independent Division – Dora Mavor Moore Awards). She has been working in New Play Development for over fifteen years and has been mentoring artists for over ten years.

In 2008, she was the Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre. In 2015, she won the Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre. From 2016 – 2017, she was the Artistic Director of Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre. She is the Urjo Kareda Artist in Residence at Tarragon Theatre (2018/19) and is also the Assistant Artistic Director. She graduated from The National Theatre School.

PUBLISHED WORK

Calpurnia – available through PGC’s Canadian Play Outlet

Connect with Me

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Awards

  • Dora Awards – Outstanding New Play, One Thing Leads to Another
  • Winner of the 2015 Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre

“Audrey Dwyer’s gutsy new comedy will leave you cringing in your seat as it fearlessly confronts the racism and inequality festering under the surface of liberal Toronto.”

Toronto Life