Andy McKim

2013 Adjudicator

Acting (English Theatre)
Andy McKim

Robert ChafeAndy McKim spends his professional life developing, dramaturging and directing new Canadian plays and since 2007 has been the Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille, Canada’s oldest theatre for developing new work.

He worked at Neptune Theatre from 1976-1981. He was awarded a Gulbenkian Foundation Grant from 1981-3 as an apprentice director in both England and Scotland where he garnered two Fringe First Awards working with Jack Klaff.

From 1986 to 2007 he enhanced Tarragon’s growth as one of Canada’s foremost theatres for new play development as their Associate Artistic Director.

Andy has directed more than 50 different productions, mostly world premieres. Most outstanding is 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS which has toured world-wide. He has been nominated for Best Director Doras and his productions have had numerous Dora nominations/awards.

Andy has directed more than 30 intensive, new play workshops and worked as a dramaturge with over 120 different writers; directing each of their public workshop readings.

He sat on the Toronto Theatre Alliance board (TTA) from 1993-1997 serving as the TTA President from 1997-1999. He sat on the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) board from 1993-2002 serving as the PACT President from 2002-2005.

He has been recognized with the Harold Award, the Playwrights Guild of Canada Bras D’or Award and the George Luscombe Mentorship Award.