Prof. Per Brask


Per Brask Title: Professor, Theatre and Film


Professor Brask trained as a Dramaturg in Denmark. He has taught in the UW’s Department of Theatre and Film since 1982. He came to the UW after serving as Dramaturg of Playwrights Workshop; as Artistic Director of the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre; and as an Adjunct Teacher in the Playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, all in Montreal.

After many years as a stage director and dramaturg, his current research interests focus on Creative Writing, Literary Translation and Judaic Studies.

He serves on the editorial board of the UK based refereed e-journal Consciousness, Literature and the Arts as well as on its book series through Brill/Rodopi in Amsterdam.


Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, a collection of poems by Ulrikka S. Gernes (co-trans. with Patrick Friesen, Brick Books, 2015).

Foundational Thoughts in Judaism by Andreas Simonsen, a translation, e-book and P.O.D. Gabriola Island: Fictive Press, 2014.

Above Palm Canyon and Other Places in the Mind, poems, (Fictive Press, 2013).

A Spectator, a collection of ekphrastic poems, e-book and P.O.D., Gabriola Island: Fictive Press, 2012.

Copenhagen, translation of a collection of short stories by Katrine Marie Guldager. Toronto: Book Thug, 2009

Performing Consciousness (ed. with Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

We Are Here, a collection of poems by Niels Hav (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Book Thug, 2006)

A Sudden Sky: Selected poems by Ulrikka S. Gernes (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Brick Books, 2001)

Seven Canons (plays by Canadian women ed. with Martin Bragg and Roy Surrette, Playwrights Canada Press, 2000)

The Woods by Klaus Høeck (poems, trans. with Patrick Friesen, Crane Editions, 1998)

Essays on Kushner's Angels (ed. Blizzard Publishing, 1995)

Contemporary Issues in Canadian Theatre and Drama (essays, ed. Blizzard Publishing, 1995)

God's Blue Morris: A Selection of Poems by Niels Hav (ed. and trans. with Patrick Friesen, Crane Editions, 1993)

Aboriginal Voices: Amerindian, Inuit and Sami Theatre (essays, plays and interviews, ed. with William Morgan, Johns Hopkins UP, 1992)

Double Danish (short stories, ed. and trans., Cormorant, 1991)

DramaContemporary: Scandinavia (plays, ed., PAJ, 1989)

Duets (short stories, with George Szanto, Coteau, 1989)

Power/lessness (monologues, Turnstone Chapbooks,1987) 

In Progress

A dramatization of book for young people, Greater than Angels, by Carol Matas

Explorations in Andreas Simonsen (working title), translations of and commentary on Andreas Simosen’s work.

“Chekhov Variations,” short improvisations on Chekhov’s four major plays