Judith Thompson

Canadian playwright

1954   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
educated at: National Theatre School of Canada, Queen's University
occupation: playwright, screenwriter, writer
award received: Officer of the Order of Canada, Dora Mavor Moore Award

Judith Clare Thompson, OC F.R.S. (born September 20, 1954) is a Canadian playwright who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She has twice been awarded the Governor General's Award for drama, and is the recipient of many other awards including the Order of Canada, the Walter Carsen Performing Arts Award, the Toronto Arts Award, The Epilepsy Ontario Award, The B'nai B'rith Award, the Dora, the Chalmers, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (a global competition for the best play written by a woman in the English Language) and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, both for Palace of the End, which premiered at Canadian Stage, and has been produced all over the world in many languages. She has received honorary doctorates from Thorneloe University and, in Nov. 2016, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
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Lion in the Streets

play written by Judith Thompson

author: Judith Thompson

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