Robert Winslow, Founder/Creative Director, 4th Line Theatre; Playwright, Eleanor: The Housekeeper
As one of Canada’s leading theatre artists, Robert Winslow has written or co-written 17 of the original plays that have been presented environmentally at the 4th Line Theatre since 1992 and has directed several of the productions and performed in many of them. An established theatre artist, he has been involved in theatre for 40 years as Playwright, Actor, Director and/or Artistic Director. Mr. Winslow has performed in theatres across Canada, the U.S. and Britain since 1982, including the Blyth Festival, Edmonton’s Theatre Network, Northern Lights, Citadel Theatre, Catalyst, Nexus Theatre and the Fringe Festival. In 1988, he founded an improvisational theatre company, East City Productions, in Peterborough, Ontario and began directing and writing for the stage. His first full-length play, The Cavan Blazers, was staged as 4th Line Theatre’s first production and later published by Ordinary Press. The production has been mounted six times and continually performs to capacity audiences. Additional writing credits include Gimme That Prime Time Religion, Cavan Casanova, Two Rounds and a Square, Fair Play, The Bell of Batoche, The Orchard, Crow Hill: The Telephone Play, The Winslows of Derryvore, Doctor Barnardo’s Children, The Last Green Hill, Welcome Death, Wounded Soldiers, The History of Drinking in Cavan and Carmel, all for 4th Line.
He is currently working on the fourth in the Barnardo play series, Eleanor: The Housekeeper, with longtime collaborator Ian McLachlan.