Joseph Jomo Pierre
Panelist: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada
Trinidadian born, Scarborough raised, Joseph is an accomplished playwright and actor. He is a graduate of York University with an Honours BFA in acting. He was a Governor General Awards Finalist for his play Shakespeare’s Nigga. A recipient of the K.M Hunter award Joseph has either held a playwrighting residency or was a member of a playwrights group at some of the most influential theatres in Toronto. These include Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Can-stage and Obsidian Theatre. Published work include Shakespeare’s Nigga, Beatdown (Three plays by Joseph Jomo Pierre) and Twisted, all published through Playwrights Canada Press. In film he served as a Consulting Director for Empz 4 Life the last documentary by Canadian icon Allan King. Recently his latest project Builders of Nations was streamed on CBC Gem.