Rachel Blair is a Dora-nominated playwright and performer. Her play A Man Walks Into a Bar was a runaway hit at the Toronto Fringe Festival, remounted to sell-out runs at the Next Stage Theatre Festival and Ottawa's Undercurrents Festival. Recognized by the Globe and Mail as a "Favourite Cultural Moment of 2015," A Man Walks Into a Bar was nominated for Outstanding New Play at the 2016 Dora Awards. Her first play, Wake, won the Toronto Fringe's New Play Contest. She has been shortlisted for the Tarragon Theatre RBC Emerging Playwright's Competition and has developed work through Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, and the Banff Centre's Playwright's Lab. Rachel is a graduate of York University's Theatre Program and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. She lives in Toronto.