Seán Cummings

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Seán Cummings
Born Ontario
Occupation Actor, director and playwright
Notable credit(s) Bent, Poor Super Man, Broken, Crossing, Falling In Time

Seán Cummings is a Canadian playwright, actor, producer, and director from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in Ontario on January 17, 1968.

Cummings' first full-length play, "Chasing Home" [1] was produced at the Vancouver Playhouse by the Frank Theatre Company and the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company in Vancouver, BC in 2012. His first published work appears as the preface to C.E. Gatchalian's "Crossing" [2] and other Plays - Lethe Press (Feb. 6 2011).

He is a founder of Meta for Theatre Company and served as co-artistic director from 2004 to 2008, later serving as artistic director of Frank Theatre Company from 2008 to 2012. In 2012 he returned to Meta for Theatre as the company's Artistic Producer.[3]

As a director, Cummings is known as the director of the stage versions of Lambda Literary Award nominee C. E. Gatchalian's plays Crossing, Broken[4] and Falling In Time.[5]

As an actor, his roles have included Jason in Take Me Out and Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well In late 2007, he delivered a critically acclaimed performance in the Vancouver production of Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis.[6][7] In early 2008, he played David in a revival of Brad Fraser's Poor Super Man.


  • Chasing Home (2012)



  • The Odd Couple - Speed (VACT)
  • Poor Super Man - David (Saving Metropolis)
  • Bent - Max (Meta.for Theatre)
  • Moonlight and Magnolias - Voice of Leyland Hayward (Vancouver Playhouse)
  • Miles Gloriosus - Pyrgopolynices (Jericho Arts Centre)
  • Take Me Out - Jason (Raving Theatre)
  • On The Way Down - Thomas (Vancouver Fringe)
  • Warriors - Gilles(Street Rep)
  • All's Well That Ends Well - Bertram(Theatre Inconnu)


  • Hell Of A Wedding (Film) - Squelch Pictures
  • Vale Of Tears (Film) - VFS
  • Two Tickets To Cairo (Film) - Kitchen Films
  • Past Midnight (Film) - National Film Board of Canada



  • Bi, Hung, Fit and Married by Mark Bentley Cohen (Frank Theatre Company/Roundhouse)
  • Falling In Time by C.E. Gatchalian (Frank Theatre Company/Meta.for Theatre Company/Performance Works)
  • I Confess (Firehall Arts Centre)
  • Who Beat Rocky? by C.E. Gatchalian (Firehall Arts Centre)
  • Men Like Trees (UBC)
  • Broken by C.E. Gatchalian (Firehall Arts Centre)
  • Crossing by C.E. Gatchalian (Meta.for Theatre Company/Playwright's Theatre Centre)


  • Bend In The River - Screaming Weenie
  • Urban Zoo - CineVic




  • Flush - Base 9 Studios/Crazy 8s
  • Urban Zoo - CineVic



  • Flush - Best Film (Reel Island Film Festival)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

  • Flush - Best Short Film (Leo Awards Nomination)

Official Selections[edit]

  • Flush - Montreal World Film Festival
  • Flush - North-By-Northwest Film Festival
  • Flush - Whistler Film Festival


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