Erin Shields

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Erin Shields is a Montreal based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Erin’s other Tarragon premieres include The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation. Erin’s version of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of The Shaw Festival’s 2015 season and she has two plays for young audiences: Mistatim with Red Sky Performance and Instant with Geordie Productions. Recent Montreal productions include the adaptation of The Angel and the Sparrow for The Segal Centre and Unit B1717 for Théâtre à Corps Perdus. Upcoming, Erin’s adaptation of Paradise Lost will premiere at The Stratford Festival.