Judith Thompson is a critically-acclaimed playwright, director, screenwriter, actor, and artistic director/producer, with work that has garnered national and international awards and that has been studied widely. Thompson’s plays include: The Crackwalker, White Biting Dog, I Am Yours, Lion in the Streets, The Yellow Canaries, Sled, Perfect Pie, Habitat, Enoch Arden in the Hope Shelter, Palace of the End, Body and Soul, Hedda Gabler and Electra (Sirens), Watching Glory Die, and Who Killed Snow White? She has also written for film and television. Thompson is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has received two Governor General’s Literary Awards, a Toronto Arts Award, two Chalmers Awards, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Walter Carsen Performing Arts Award, the Epilepsy Ontario Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. She has honourary PhDs from Queen’s University and Thornloe University. Thompson is the artistic director of R.A.R.E. Theatre, which is dedicated to bringing the voices of marginalized and invisible communities to the stage. She also teaches acting and playwriting at the University of Guelph.