About the Author

Mary Vingoe


Mary Vingoe is a director, artistic director, festival director, playwright, teacher, and actor who has worked across the country. Vingoe is celebrated for co-founding four major theatre companies in Canada: Toronto's Nightwood Theatre, Ship's Company Theatre in Parrsboro, NS, The Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival at Canada's National Arts Centre. Vingoe's 2011 play Living Curiosities, about PT Barnum and the Nova Scotia giantess, Anna Swan, is published by Playwrights Canada Press. Her 2013 play Refuge, which deals with the tragic fate of a failed refugee claimant to Canada, has received productions in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Refuge is published by Scirocco Drama and was short listed for the 2016 Governor General's Award for Drama.Some Blow Flutes was nominated for best new play at the 2019 Nova Merritt Awards.