Alex Poch-Goldin, Playwright, The Great Shadow
Alex’s work has been produced nationally and internationally. A graduate of The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and the Dome Theatre in Montreal, he has developed work for The Canadian Stage Co., Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Cahoots as well as Theater Gastpiele-Kempt in Germany. He has created opera/dance hybrids with choreographer James Kudelka of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth and Joris-Karl Huysman’s Against Nature with the Coleman/Lemieux Dance Co. His plays include: The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, The Right Road To Pontypool, The Great Shadow (4th Line Theatre); Yahrzeit (Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award/German national tour); The Life of Jude, Jim and Shorty, Security and Louie’s Dilemma. His plays Cringeworthy and This Hotel were both nominated for Toronto Dora Awards for Outstanding New Plays. He has six plays published by Scirocco Press. Alex’s original opera The Shadow was produced to critical acclaim by Tapestry New Opera. He has developed projects for CBC Radio, Bravo! Television and was a nominee for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize for playwriting. Alex is also an acclaimed actor and has worked extensively in theatres across the country (Soulpepper/Canadian Stage/Tarragon) and in film and television.