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Beverley Cooper

Beverley Cooper is an award-winning playwright, dramaturge and teacher. She has written for TV, film and extensively for CBC Radio Drama, twice being nominated for Writers’ Guild of Canada Awards. Her plays have been produced widely across Canada. They include Thin Ice (co-written with Banuta Rubess, Chalmers/Dora Award), Clue in the Fast Lane (co-written with Ann-Marie MacDonald), The Eyes of HeavenThe Lonely DinerJanet Wilson Meets the Queen (nominated for Prix Rideau Award) and If Truth Be ToldInnocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott was a sold-out hit at the Blyth Festival in both 2008 and 2009, finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award, was on the Globe and Mail bestseller list, a first for a Canadian playwright, and has had highly acclaimed productions at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, The Centaur Theatre in Montreal and Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2024, she will have two premieres of her plays: The Trials of Maggie Pollock (Blyth Festival) and Jim Watts: Girl Reporter (4th Line Theatre). Learn more about Beverley’s work at

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