Hannah Moscovitch


Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright, librettist, and TV writer. Hannah has been dubbed “an indie sensation” by Toronto Life Magazine; “the wunderkind of Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio; “irritatingly talented” by Eye Weekly; and the “dark angel of Toronto theatre” by The Toronto Star.

Hannah has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Trillium Book Award, both the Herald Angel and a Scotsburn Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, the Nova Scotia MasterWorks Award, The Toronto Critics Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale (she is the first Canadian playwright to win the prize). She’s twice been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, and twice for the Siminovitch Prize, as well as the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (co-created with Ben Caplan and Christian Barry), was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards after it toured to New York City, playing off-Broadway for seven weeks, and was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times and Timeout Magazine. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story has been touring internationally for two years, and upcoming tour stops include Washington, Moscow and Shanghai.

Hannah’s other work for the stage includes Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, East of Berlin, This is War, Little One, The Russian Play, Infinity, Bunny, What a Young Wife Ought to Know and Hannah's first confessional work, Secret Life of a Mother (co-created with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr). Her plays have been widely produced across Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan. Hannah is a Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.

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