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Hope McIntyre

Hope McIntyre Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 204.786-9957
Office: 4T05
Building: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Email: h.mcintyre@uwinnipeg.ca


Hope McIntyre is an award winning playwright and director, as well as an Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). McIntyre earned a BFA in performance from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA in directing from the University of Victoria. She completed a performance apprenticeship at ARTTS International in England, worked for a commercial producer and managed a school for the arts in Toronto. She was the founding Artistic Director of Sarasvàti Productions, a company dedicated to social change that she helmed for 22 years. During this tenure she developed multiple new theatrical works, produced FemFest (an annual festival), worked as a dramaturg for emerging playwrights, and developed community-based play creation methods. She has received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Bra D’Or, the Women Helping Women Award, and Mahatma Gandhi Social Change Award. She has previously taught at Mount Allison University, Brandon University, University of Manitoba and Prairie Theatre Exchange. She is also a former President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Her research focuses on community-based play creation and theatre for social change. She is a member of PACT’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and co-leads the CATR working group “Environmental Stewardship in Theatre and Performance Pedagogy.” Most recently, Hope has undertaken the creation of an open-sourced textbook, The Business of Theatre: Pathways to a Career in Theatre, and began teaching through the Walls to Bridges program in Stony Mountain Institution.