Hrant Alianak made his debut as a writer in 1972 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto with his play Tantrums. Other plays he has written and directed include Night, Passion, Sin, and Lucky Strike, as well as The Blues, The Big Hit and The Walls of Africa. Lucky Strike has been performed to rave reviews in such cities as New York, Washington, Liverpool, London and Tel Aviv. The Blues has been performed across Canada and has been hailed as a “brilliantly imaginative comedy.” The Walls of Africa was nominated for eight Dora Awards and received three, including Best Production. Hrant also wrote, directed, and co-produced two feature films, A Trip to the Island and Burning, Burning. He also works as an actor. Hrant lives in Toronto.