Maja Ardal
Playwright - Wishful Seeing

Maja, an Icelandic-Canadian, makes her home in Muskoka, Ontario. She acts, directs and writes plays.  She has performed across Canada, the U.S and the U.K. with her award-winning solo shows You Fancy Yourself and The Cure for Everything. Her play The Hero of Hunter Street, directed by Kim Blackwell, was produced by 4th Line Theatre in 2016. In November 2021, she performed her solo show She Visits for Talk is Free Theatre.  Her play HER2 was produced in 2015 by Nightwood Theatre, directed by Kim Blackwell. Maja was Artistic Director of Young People’s Theatre in Toronto. Her award-winning One Thing Leads to Another, Theatre for Babies toured across Canada. It was followed by a tour of You and I, Theatre for Walking Babies, produced by YPT in February 2022. She performed in Talk is Free Theatre’s production of For Resting and Breeding, which toured to Australia in 2020. Maja’s TV appearances include Clara Potts in CBC/Disney’s “The Road to Avonlea.” She gives workshops in playwriting and performance. This summer she will perform for Canadian Stage in Dream in High Park. Maja has received multiple Dora Awards and received the 2002 George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in the Theatre.

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