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Selected projects.

MOLLY WOOD (play) by John Wimbs & Christopher Richards. An historical tragicomedy, based on the life of Alexander Wood. World premiere production staged at Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto in 1994. Nominated for eight 1995 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, winner of two: Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production of a Play.

GO-GO BEACH (musical) Book & Lyrics by John Wimbs, Music by Michael Shaieb & Brent Lord. Inspired by the popular beach party films of the 1960s. Winner – Audience Choice Award, SummerWorks, The first commercial production of GO-GO BEACH premiered at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea in March 2004, and was a Next Link Selection at New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2006.

FROM THE MEMOIRS OF JOHNNY DAZE (play) by John Wimbs. A satire of the underground performance art scene in 80’s New York, first produced at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal for the Quebec Drama Festival, where it won awards for Outstanding New Play and Technical Proficiency. Subsequently produced across Canada at various theatre festivals, and in New York City’s East Village.

MEMOIRS (screenplay) by John Wimbs, based on From the Memoirs of Johnny Daze. Feature length film, produced by Bashar Chbib in association with the National Film Board of Canada.

I DON’T THINK WE’RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE, TOTO (play) by John Wimbs. A youth drama, staged at Centaur Theatre for Quebec Drama Festival. Winner, Adjudicator’s Choice Award.

‘S WONDERFUL, ‘S GERSHWIN (musical review) A musical review, commissioned by Toronto’s Arts & Letters Club in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Gershwin.

SURPRISE, IT’S EDIBLE, INCREDIBLE! (television series) for Apartment 11 Productions, broadcast on CBC Television, Discovery Network, BBC Kids.

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