Playwright and Director
Judith Thompson is a widely recognized playwright, director, screenwriter, actor and producer, with work that has been praised by critics throughout her career. Thompson completed her BA in English at Queen’s University then went on to pursue acting at the National Theatre School of Canada and graduated shortly after. She is now a professor at the University of Guelph for the School of English and Theatre Studies teaching courses in acting and playwriting.
Judith Thompson has published works in a variety of medias. Her 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; featured films, Lost and Delirious, Perfect Pie, and I am yours; television movies, Turning to Stone, and Life with Billy; and radio plays, Tornado, A Big White Light, Quickening, A Kissing Way, Sugarcane, and The Gliding. Thompson currently has two additional plays in progress as well, Such Creatures (Passe Muraille, Jan/Feb ’10) and Blue Rivers (Can Stage Commission).
Judith Thompson’s creativity and intriguing work has been awarded numerous times. Awards include: Officer of the Order of Canada, 2 Governor General Awards, Toronto Arts Award, 2 Chalmers Awards, Walter Carsen Performing Arts Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award for a Woman Writing in English.
Source: University of Guelph