BA, MA (Saskatchewan), PhD (Alberta)
Len Falkenstein is Director of Drama at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches playwriting, theatre, and drama. A playwright, director, dramaturg, and actor, his plays, which include Utopia, Doppelganger (published in Ryga Vol. 1), Futures, Free/Fall, and Happy City, have been produced at Fringe Festivals across Canada and at Toronto's Summerworks Theatre Festival. He is Artistic Director of the NotaBle Acts Theatre Company (www.nbacts.com), whose mandate is to develop and produce new plays by New Brunswick dramatists, as well as Bard in the Barracks, Fredericton's outdoor summer Shakespeare festival. Since 1999 he has directed over thirty productions for Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, the NotaBle Acts Theatre Company, and his own company, Theatre Free Radical. His research interests include all areas of theatre and drama, especially contemporary Canadian, Irish, and Postcolonial drama. He is an active member of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and has published essays and reviews on drama in Canadian Theatre Review, Canadian Literature, The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, as well as in Theatre in Atlantic Canada for Playwrights Canada Press's Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English series. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.
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