Classes: CUST 3175Y, CUST 4070Y (WI)
Robert Winslow is one of Canada ’s leading theatre artists having established and developed the unique 4th Line Theatre on his family farm in southern Ontario . He has written or co-written 12 of the original plays based on local history and culture that have been presented environmentally at the theatre since 1992. He has also directed the majority of the productions and performed in several of them. As an actor Robert has performed in theatres across Canada , the U.S. and Britain since 1982, including the Blyth Festival, Theatre Network in Edmonton , the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Cincinnati Playhouse. In 1988, he founded an improvisational theatre company, East City Productions, in Peterborough , Ontario and began directing and writing for the stage. His first full-length play, Cavan Blazers, was staged as 4th Line Theatre’s first production and later published by Ordinary Press. Additional writing credits include Gimme That Prime Time Religion, Cavan Casanova, Two Rounds and a Square, Fair Play, The Bell of Batoche, The Orchard, Crow Hill: TheTelephone Play, The Winslows of Derryvore and Doctor Barnardo’s Children, all for 4th Line. For Kensington Carnival Theatre, he co-wrote the 1998 Garden of the Dead and has directed at Toronto ’s Rhubarb Festival. Robert teaches a theatre workshop course in the Cultural Studies Department at Trent University and he was a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002. In 2005 he was awarded a Fellowship in Applied Education from Sir Sandford Fleming College and this year he was inducted into Peterborough and District’s Pathway of Fame.