team member Jeff Ho

Jeff Ho

Graduate Research Assistant (2022-2023)

Shaking Up Shakespeare Interviewee and Interviewer

Panelist and Moderator: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada

Jeff Ho is a theatre artist, originally from Hong Kong. As an actor, he has toured as Ophelia in Why Not Theatre’s Prince Hamlet across Canada and the United States over a span of five years. Other credits include: I Forgive You (Artistic Fraud), Orestes (Tarragon Theatre), trace (Remount – NAC/Factory Theatre), Hana’s Suitcase (Young People’s Theatre, tour: Toronto, Montreal and Seattle), Kim’s Convenience (CBC), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), and Orphan Black (BBC America). 

As a playwright, his works include cockroach, Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land)Antigone: , and trace. His work has been developed with the Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Human Cargo, Factory Theatre, Cahoots, the Banff Playwrights Lab, Nightswimming Theatre. His plays are published by Playwrights Canada Press. 

Jeff is grateful to have been honoured with a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play (Iphigenia); the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Award for a Young Canadian Playwright; the Bulmash Siegel Playwriting Award (Tarragon Theatre); a Harold Award (House of Nadia Ross); finalist for the Playwright’s Guild of Canada’s Drama award (cockroach); finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award (Iphigenia and Antigone); nominated for four Dora Awards. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School and is currently an MFA candidate at York University in Performance Creation.