Morris Panych is an award-winning, multi-faceted man of the theatre – writer, actor, and director. He has appeared in more than fifty leading roles on stage and many featured performances for television (including a recurring role in the popular series 

The X-Files

) and directed more than ninety Canadian productions. However, Panych considers himself primarily a playwright. Twice, he has received the Governor General's Award for Drama for his plays

The Ends of the Earth

(1994) and

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

(2004). His work is widely produced in Canada, The United States as well as internationally with productions in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Notably, Productions of


(also titled

Auntie and Me


, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Gordon


The Shoplifters

, and


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Citation: Gilbert, Reid, Julia Henderson. "Morris Panych". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 December 2006; last revised 14 July 2021. [, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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