Morris Panych

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  • Reid Gilbert (University of British Columbia)

Morris Panych is a multi-faceted man of the theatre – writer, actor and director. While he has twice been awarded Governor General's Awards for Drama for his writing (in 1994 for The Ends of the Earth and in 2004 for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl), and although Panych considers himself primarily a playwright, his work as actor and director has also earned numerous awards and contributed to his reputation as a major figure in Canadian drama. He has appeared in more than fifty roles on stage and on television (including a continuing role in the popular series The X-Files), and directed more than sixty productions; he has won the Jessie Award (Vancouver) fourteen times, and been nominated for the Chalmers award (…

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Gilbert, Reid. "Morris Panych". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 December 2006
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