Canada’s most popular playwright
Actors! Directors! Playwrights! Lend me your ears. An evening not to be missed.
Bring your favourite Norm Foster script and get it signed by the man himself. Ask Norm those questions that only he can answer. Hear all the secrets and inspirations behind his plays and characters during his interview with Jeff Braunstein. Experience Norm, himself, reading a scene from one of his plays along with the talents of Maja Ardal and more.
Foster fell in love with the theatre when a friend of his was going to audition for a community theatre production of ‘Harvey’ and he asked Norm to go along. He went, just to see what this theatre thing was all about, and he ended up getting the part of Elwood P. Dowd. He had never even seen a play in his life before this. Two years later he penned his first professionally produced play, Sinners. It was produced by Theatre New Brunswick and directed by Malcolm Black, who would also direct Foster’s next effort, the highly successful, The Melville Boys. The Melville Boys would go on to be produced across Canada and in the United States, including a well-received run off-Broadway in New York. It would become Foster’s signature play, and the one which would bring his name to the forefront of Canadian theatre. Since then, Norm Foster has written an astonishing output of work. Over fifty-five plays in all, including The Affections of May, the most produced play in Canada in 1991.