|Notable works||If We Were Birds, Paradise Lost|
Erin Shields is a Canadian stage actress and playwright. She is best known for her play If We Were Birds, which won the Governor General's Award for English-language drama at the 2011 Governor General's Awards, and was a nominee for the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play. The play premiered at the Summerworks Festival in 2008 before being mounted by Tarragon Theatre in 2010.
Her other plays include Barrel Crank, Montparnasse (cowritten with Maev Beaty), The Unfortunate Misadventures of Masha Galinski, The Epic of Gilgamesh (up to the part when Enkidu dies) and Soliciting Temptation, and Beautiful Man.
Her play Paradise Lost, a theatrical adaptation of John Milton's Paradise Lost, was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama at the 2018 Governor General's Awards.
- "Playwright Erin Shields nurtures two new creations". Toronto Star, April 14, 2010.
- "Three Toronto writers take home Governor General’s awards (two, somehow, for “bird” books)". Toronto Life, November 15, 2011.
- "Eric Peterson’s stagecraft brings three Dora nominations". Toronto Star, June 2, 2010.
- "A work in progress". St. Catharines Standard, August 8, 2012.
- "Theatre Review: Of models and nude muses in Montparnasse". National Post, March 26, 2011.
- "Masha mashup". Now, November 29, 2007.
- "Theatre Review: Soliciting Temptation is the season’s best new Canadian play". National Post, April 13, 2014.
- Sumi, Glenn (5 August 2015). "SummerWorks Preview: Erin Shields flips the gender switch". NOW. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
- "The finalists for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for drama". CBC Books, October 3, 2018.
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