Damien Atkins

Actor and playwright Damien Atkins was born in Australia, grew up in Alberta, and now makes his home in Toronto. Recent acting credits include: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March) Prior Walter in Angels in America (Soulpepper), London Road (Canadian Stage), The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies). Other credits include: Someone Else, Unidentified Human Remains..., Shopping and Fucking (Crow’s Theatre), 7 Stories, Frost/Nixon, The Glass Menagerie, Amadeus, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage), Seussical (YPT), Sextet, The Clockmaker (Tarragon), The Caretaker, The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear (Soulpepper), I Am My Own Wife (Dallas Theater Center), The Way of the World (NAC/Soulpepper), The Retreat from Moscow (Neptune Theatre), and Mozart in Amadeus (Segal Theatre, Montreal). He spent four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, as both actor and playwright. His plays include Real Live Girl, miss chatelaine, Lucy, Good Mother, The Mill, Part Four: Ash, and We Are Not Alone. Film and TV credits include Saving Hope (CTV), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), The Listener (CTV), Slings and Arrows (TMN), Our Fathers (Showtime), The Matthew Sheppard Story (NBC), The Eleventh Hour (CTV), This is Wonderland (CBC) and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Damien has been a guest instructor at the National Theatre School, and playwright-in-residence at Crow’s Theatre and The Canadian Stage Company. Damien received the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actor for Angels in America. He has also received nine Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for acting and writing, winning four. Upcoming: Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang (YPT), The Gay Heritage Project (National Tour).


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