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. 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 recently toured across Canada. It is followed by You and I, Theatre for Walking Babies, produced by YPT in February 2020. She performed in Talk is free Theatre’s production of For Resting and Breeding in Toronto and Australia in 2020. Maja’s TV appearances include Clara Potts in CBC/Disney’s “The Road to Avonlea.” She manages the “Voices” writing program open to all Muskoka Women. She directed Harvest for Muskoka Summer Theatre this summer. Maja received the 2002 George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in the Theatre.