About the Author

Julie Tepperman


Author

Julie Tepperman is a playwright, actor, and educator, as well as co-artistic director (with Aaron Willis) of Convergence Theatre, listed multiple times by NOW Magazine as the "Best Site-Specific Theatre Company in Toronto." Selected plays include ROSY (as part of AutoShow), I Grow Old (as part of the Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated The Gladstone Variations), YICHUD (Seclusion), and The Unending, all produced by Convergence Theatre. Julie has also written two August Strindberg adaptations, The Father and The Stronger; the musical The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (commissioned by the Musical Stage Company and winner of a PGC Tom Henry Award and Patron’s Pick at the 2018 Toronto Fringe); the operas Bandits in the Valley and the Dora-nomiated Hook Up, both for Tapestry Opera; and Brantwood, commissioned Canadian Musical Theatre Project, Sheridan and winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Audience Choice Award. Julie has acted on stages across Toronto as well as at the Stratford Festival, where she was also a Playwright Retreat participant. She is a proud Harold Award recipient, and has been a playwright-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.