John Wimbs currently writing a book to be published by Random House in 2021. And he is adapting a best-selling novel for musical theatre.
He is the author of Molly Wood, winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Toronto’s top theatre honour) for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production. His musical, Go-Go Beach, was an Official Next Link Selection for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, was staged in Korean at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC for Capitol Awards Program, won the Audience Choice Award at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival, and is now licensed internationally by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. An earlier play, From the Memoirs of Johnny Daze won top honours at the Quebec Drama Festival, and was made into a feature film called Memoirs that debuted at Toronto’s international film festival. He has also written a number of entertainment stories as a feature writer, and was a staff writer on the CBC Television series Surprise… It’s Edible, Incredible!
John has also built a long-time career in marketing and public relations with more than 25 years experience as an entertainment publicity, events and communications strategist, with a specialty in the commercial theatre, performing arts and broadcast industries in Toronto, London and New York, and for major theatrical touring productions across Canada and the United States. In 2019 he wrapped 12 years as a director of communications at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.