Playwright, educator, feminist, activist, environmentalist, gardener and avid walker, Colleen Wagner’s writing interests embrace screenwriting, poetry and short fiction. Recipient of numerous awards, including a Governor General’s Literary Award, her work has been translated into a dozen languages and continues to be produced nationally and internationally. Plays include: The Living, Home, down from heaven, The Morning Bird, The Monument (GG winner), Sand and Eclipsed. She was a recipient of a SSHRC research/creation grant that took her to Africa and resulted in a feature documentary film, Women Building Peace (Silver Wave Film Festival award for best documentary 2016); an interactive website: http://thelivingplay.com/ and a documentary play, The Living. She divided her time between Toronto and a riverside farm in NB for twenty years, was an organic farmer and environmental activist, and co-founded and was co-artistic director of NotaBle Acts Theatre Co. from 2002-07. Colleen’s short fiction and poetry has been published in various anthologies. She was a professor at York University and has taught numerous courses on playwriting and screenwriting at various institutions across Canada.