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Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

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Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Period2010s - present
Notable worksGas Girls, A Man A Fish, Sound of the Beast

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is a Canadian playwright, theatre director,[1] emcee, and arts administrator.[2] She is a three-time nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama, receiving nods at the 2011 Governor General's Awards for Gas Girls,[1] at the 2016 Governor General's Awards for A Man A Fish,[3] and at the 2020 Governor General's Awards for Sound of the Beast.[4]

Gas Girls also won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2010 for Best New Play in the independent theatre division,[5] as well as an Enbridge PlayRites Award from Alberta Theatre Projects, and the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition.[6] Her other plays have included Cake,[7] The House You Build,[8] and Salome’s Clothes.[9]

Originally from the Grenadines,[1] St. Bernard resides in Hamilton, Ontario.[1] She teaches at the National Theatre School,[10] and is currently the Artistic Director of New Harlem Productions, which is an intercultural, interdisciplinary organization creating work that advances the craft, elevates allies, and engages with communities, employing practices "based on principles of humanity, joyfulness and solidarity."[11]


  • Gas Girls (2011)
  • Salome's Clothes
  • The House You Build
  • Refractions: Solo (co-editor, 2014)
  • A Man A Fish(2015)
  • Indian Act: Residential School Plays (editor, 2018)
  • Cake (2019)
  • Sound of the Beast (2020)
  • Refractions: Scenes (co-editor, 2020)[12]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sex Trade Fuels Gas Girls". Montreal Gazette, October 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Donna-Michelle St. Bernard". Playwrights Canada Press. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Governor-General’s Literary Award Shortlist a Serious Case of Déjà Vu". The Globe and Mail, October 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Francesca Ekwuyasi, Billy-Ray Belcourt & Anne Carson among 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards finalists". CBC Books, May 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Actresses who Sing Dirty Songs Not Excluded; Dora Awards; Louise Pitre, Morris Panych Among Winners". National Post, June 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "Preview: Gas Girls". Now, November 4, 2009.
  7. ^ "Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's Cake an expressionistic parable of colonialism". thestar.com. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  8. ^ "Theatre company program builds the future; Circle of Voices ready to be heard". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Stage Ignites With Fresh Talent; Three-day theatre festival showcases emerging artists". Calgary Herald, June 11, 2009.
  10. ^ "Donna-Michelle St. Bernard".
  11. ^ https://newharlemproductions.wordpress.com/ [user-generated source]
  12. ^ "Profile - Donna-Michelle St. Bernard". Playwrights Guild of Canada. Retrieved 8 January 2022.