MARY FRANCIS MOORE
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS 2017 SEASON;WORKSHOP FACILITATOR AND WRITER FOR THE DREAM CATCHERS
Mary Francis Moore is an award winning, multi-talented theatre artist and creator. She is the co-creator and director of the Dora Award winning play One Thing Leads to Another at Young People's Theatre. She also co-created, performed in and produced (with Annabel Fitzsimmons and Alison Lawrence) the hit play Bittergirl, which enjoyed hugely successful runs in Toronto, the UK and New York, and has recently been turned into a published musical (which she co-wrote the book for), that is now being performed across Canada. She is a Dora nominated performer and has originated parts in numerous new Canadian plays.
Mary Francis holds a BFA, Specialization: Drama In Education, from Montreal's Concordia University and has taught across Canada for over 20 years. She is the former Theatre in Education Director at Magnus Theatre and Resident Arts Educator at Young People’s Theatre. As an artist in residence she has facilitated bespoke workshops at detention centres, hospitals, libraries, mental health facilities, and numerous community health groups and alternative justice programs - Sick Kids, Wesway Community Service Agency, Ronald McDonald House, The Mino Bimaadiziwin Centre, The Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club, and the Sioux Lookout Community Centre, to name a few. She is the co-creator and facilitator of the Voices of Young Women program, funded by The Ontario Arts Council, which was implemented for 10 years across Ontario school boards. She has collectively created projects and workshops with and for youth at various theatres, including Nightwood Theatre, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Soulpepper Theatre, Centaur Theatre and Confederation Centre for the Arts.