Andrew Kushnir

Andrew Kushnir is an award-winning playwright, director, dramaturge, and performer who lives in Toronto. He is the artistic director of the socially engaged theatre company Project: Humanity, a leading developer of verbatim theatre in Canada. His plays include The Middle Place, Small Axe, Wormwood, The Gay Heritage Project (with Paul Dunn and Damien Atkins), Freedom Singer (with Khari Wendell McClelland), and Towards Youth: a play on radical hope. His work has been especially supported by Tarragon Theatre, the Theatre Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Crow’s Theatre, the Summerworks Festival, the Stratford Festival, and Dr. Kathleen Gallagher’s Drama Research. In 2021, Andrew released This Is Something Else, a theatre history investigative podcast series, which he created for the Arts Club in Vancouver. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and a Loran Scholar.

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