Vern Thiessen is one of Canada’s most produced playwrights. His plays have been translated into five languages and have been seen around the world. Vern is the recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore and Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards for Outstanding New Play, the Carol Bolt Award, the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, Canada’s highest honour for a playwright. He has served as president of both the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta and was artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre for six seasons. He is married to acclaimed screenwriter and novelist Susie Moloney.
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