Djanet Sears is a Canadian playwright, actor and director. She was born in 1959 in England, to a Guyanese father and a Jamaican mother. Sears was raised in England and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her birth name was Janet — she added the D when she came across a town called Djanet on a trip to Algeria.
In addition to her writing, Sears also acts in theatre and film productions. She was also a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, a Toronto theatre company that specializes in African and Caribbean Canadian drama, and is a professor at the University of Toronto.
- Afrika Solo (1987)
- Harlem Duet (1997) (won the Governor General's Award for English language drama in 1998)
- The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001)