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LITERATURE FOR OUR TIME FALL 2014
An Hour of Talk and Conversation
Damien Atkins, playwright and actor
Friday, November 21, 2-3 PM
Bader Theatre, Victoria University, 93 Charles Street West
HOSTED BY DENISE CRUZ, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ALL WELCOME
DAMIEN ATKINS
Praise for Damien Atkins as Prior Walter
“A superb performance”
—The National Post
“Delightful”
—The Globe & Mail
“An awesome piece of acting”
—The Toronto Star
Damien Atkins has acted on most of the major stages across the country. Recent credits include: Angels in
America (Soulpepper), London Road (Canadian Stage), The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies). Other credits
include: Someone Else, Unidentified Human Remains..., Shopping and Fucking (Crow’s Theatre), 7 Stories,
Frost/Nixon, The Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage), Seussical (YPT), The
Clockmaker (Tarragon), The Caretaker, The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear (Soulpepper), I Am My Own
Wife (Dallas Theater Center), The Way of the World (NAC/Soulpepper), The Retreat from Moscow (Neptune Theatre),
and Mozart in Amadeus (Segal Theatre, Montreal). He spent four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, as
both actor and playwright. His plays include Real Live Girl, miss chatelaine, Lucy, Good Mother, The Mill, Part Four:
Ash, and the upcoming We Are Not Alone. Film and TV credits include Saving Hope (CTV), Murdoch
Mysteries (CBC), The Listener (CTV), MVP (CBC), Slings and Arrows (TMN), Our Fathers (Showtime), The Matthew
Sheppard Story (NBC), The Eleventh Hour (CTV), and This is Wonderland (CBC) and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz.
Damien has been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School, and playwright in residence at Crow’s Theatre
and Canadian Stage. Damien received the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actor for Angels in
America. He has also received nine Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for acting and writing, winning four.

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