Drew Hayden Taylor

Ojibway writer Drew Hayden Taylor is from the Curve Lake Reserve in Ontario. Hailed by the Montreal Gazette as one of Canada’s leading Native dramatists, he writes for the screen as well as the stage and contributes regularly to North American Native periodicals and national newspapers. His plays have garnered many prestigious awards, and his beguiling and perceptive storytelling style has enthralled audiences in Canada, the United States and Germany. His 1998 play Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth has been anthologized in Seventh Generation: An Anthology of Native American Plays, published by the Theatre Communications Group. Although based in Toronto, Taylor has travelled extensively throughout North America, honouring requests to read from his work and to attend arts festivals, workshops and productions of his plays. He was also invited to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute in California, where he taught a series of seminars on the depiction of Native characters in fiction, drama and film. One of his most established bodies of work includes what he calls the Blues Quartet, an ongoing, outrageous and often farcical examination of Native and non-Native stereotypes.

In a World Created by a Drunken God

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her Horses

Short-listed 1996 Chalmer's Award for Best Play for Young Audiences (Girl Who Loves Her Horses)

The Baby Blues

Winner 1996 Native Playwrights Award, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

Winner 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play)