Famous Playwrights from Canada

List of notable or famous playwrights from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Canada and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Canada is included when available.

List features people like J. Timothy Hunt, Morris Panych and more!

This historic playwrights from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Canada?" These prominent playwrights of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian playwrights.

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  • Adam Bock

    Adam Bock

    Adam Bock is a Canadian playwright currently living in the United States. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the fall of 1984, Bock studied at the National Theater Institute at The Eugene ...more
  • Agnes Walsh

    Agnes Walsh

    Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Placentia, Canada
    Agnes Walsh (born 1950, Placentia) is a Canadian actor, poet, playwright and storyteller from Newfoundland. Walsh has won Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards for poetry as well as ...more
  • Alden Nowlan
    Dec. at 50 (1933-1983)
    • Birthplace: Stanley, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Alden Albert Nowlan (; January 25, 1933 – June 27, 1983) was a Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright.
  • Alisa Palmer is a Canadian theatre director and playwright. Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Alisa Palmer completed a degree in history at McGill University. Her theatre education was based ...more
    • Birthplace: Stratford, Canada
    Allan Stratton (born 1951) is a Canadian playwright and novelist.
  • Amiel Gladstone

    Amiel Gladstone

    Age: 51
    Amiel Gladstone is a Canadian playwright and director. A graduate of the University of Victoria, Gladstone is a founder of Theatre Skam, an alternative theatre company in Victoria, BC and is the ...more