Demetra Hajidiacos is a writer, director, actor and educator. She has taught drama, improvisation, musical theatre, theatre arts and public speaking in the school system, as well as several courses for adults at Prairie Theatre Exchange. She is the author of Acting Alone: A Drama Teacher’s Monologue Survival Kit, as well as a theatre reviewer and columnist. Hajidiacos has a Bachelor of Education degree, a degree in Theatre Directing, and a Masters of Education degree. Demetra’s thesis centred on teaching drama to children with autism, and she created a drama program for children with autism that was first piloted at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.