Born: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor.Panych was born in Calgary and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia. His plays include Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (2003); Vigil (adapted for the British stage as Auntie and Me); Lawrence & Holloman; The Ends of the Earth; Earshot; 7 Stories; Dishwashers; Still Laughing: Three Adaptations by Morris Panych (2009), Panychs adaptations of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Hotel Peccadillo by Georges Feydeau and Mauric Desvallières, and The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler; The Trespassers (2010); Gordon (2011); In Absentia (2012); The Shoplifters (2014); Sextet (2014) and The Waiting Room (2015).He won the 2004 Governor Generals Award for Drama for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, and the 1994 Governor Generals Award for Drama for The Ends of the Earth.He has directed nearly one hundred theatre and opera productions, including most of his own works, and the Prix Italia nominated The Overcoat, plus several music videos and Da Vincis Inquest.Openly gay, Panych married his longtime partner, Ken MacDonald, in 2004.
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