Philip Akin

Philip Akin headshot


Tapestry Opera / Obsidian: Of the Sea by Ian Cusson / Kanika Ambrose (2023)
Blue Bird Collective: Maanomaa, My Brother by Tawiah McCarthy & Brad Cooke (2023)

Shaw Festival: Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson (2022)
Tapestry Opera: Gould’s Wall by Brian Current / Liza Balkin (2022)*
Shaw Festival: Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress (2021)
Sheridan College: Concord Floral by Jordan Tanahill (2021)
Shaw Festival: Gatsby Jazz, Sonny’s Blues by Jay Turvey / Paul Sportelli (2021)
Young People’s Theatre: Million Billion Pieces by David Brock/Gareth Williams (2019)
Obsidian Theatre: Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu (2019) +
Harold Green Jewish Theatre: Actually by Anne Zeigler (2019) +
Soulpepper: Art by Yasmina Reza (2019)
Musical Stage/Mirvish: Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey (2019)*

Awards and Nominations:
Toronto Theatre Critics Award: Best Director (2019) Actually and Pass Over ++
Evie Nomination (Winnipeg) –The Humans – for Best Director (2018)**
Dora Nominations for Best Director in the General Theatre Division 2008, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022 {winning in 2012 Topdog Underdog}*, two nominations 2017 {winning in 2017 for Master Harold…and the Boys), 2019 (nomination Next to Normal), 2020 (nomination Million Billion Pieces), 2022 (nomination Gould’s Wall Opera Division)