Liam SAlmon

Playwright, Producer, Dramaturge, Educator

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With Support From:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Edmonton Arts Council 

Canada Council for the Arts

The National Theatre School 'Theatre Engaging Communities' Grant

Liam Salmon is an award-winning queer playwright, dramaturge, producer, and educator based out of Edmonton, Alberta (Amiskwakahegan) (HE / HIM, THEY/THEM). They are a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program and their work has been produced across the country. 

 

Liam is also a co-producer for the Alberta Queer Calendar Project (queercalendar.ca). AQCP is working to produce several plays for the 2020 calendar year in audio radio-play format. 

 

Currently Liam is working on the play, Subscribe or Like. The play has been in development for several years, beginning in a workshop at NTS, continuing through several workshops hosted by Workshop West, Alberta Playwright’s Network, and the Edmonton Script Salon. 

Liam is also working on several sci-fi plays including the sci-fi small-town horror, ARKANGEL and the sci-fi satire OUTMODED. 

They are currently the Playwright in Residence for Workshop West, Playwright's Theatre. 

 

They have also spent many years as an educator and mentor. They have worked with Alberta Playwright’s Network as in-room facilitator for Youthriot, as a substitute instructor for the Citadel Young Playwriting Company, and currently works at the Intercultural Centre as an early childhood educator.

Awards and Recognition:

National Newmarket 10 Minute Play Competition 

Third place for Electra.

National Newmarket 10 Minute Play Competition

Third place for Clytemnestra 

Gladys Cameron Watt Award

As part of the Ottawa Little Theatre's National Playwriting Competition.

Awarded to Watch Me Drown. 

National Newmarket 10 Minute Play Competition 

Second place for Iphigenia. 

Dorothy White Award 

As part of the Ottawa Little Theatre's National Playwriting Competition. Awarded to Fags In Space. 

Theatre BSMT Dweller's Playwriting Competition 

First Place for Silence and the Machine 

Frank Bueckert Prize 

Given to a Drama student at the University of Alberta who demonstrates aptitude and promise in playwriting. 

Alberta Playwright's Competition

Honourable Mention for DIG