Chris Dodd

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Chris Dodd © Marc J Chalifoux Photography

Chris Dodd is an Edmonton-based Deaf performing artist, playwright, accessibility advocate and Governor General Innovation Award finalist. He is the founder and artistic director of Canada’s national theatre festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts, SOUND OFF.

Chris is an artistic associate with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and is one of their Playwrights in Development. His solo work, “Deafy”, will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2021. Other acting credits include “Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat” with Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre, “Gravity” with Edmonton’s Theatre Yes and “Ultrasound” at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.

Chris holds a degree from the University of Alberta’s Drama program. He was recently the recipient of the Guy Laliberté Prize for innovation and creative leadership by the Canada Council of the Arts.    

Sync Canada’s training is a perfect opportunity at the right time as I transition to the next stage in my arts leadership.