JERRY WASSERMAN is Emeritus Professor of English and Theatre at UBC, having just retired after 44 years. His books on Canadian theatre include
Modern Canadian Plays (2 vols., 5th ed.), Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice, co-edited with Sherrill Grace,
and Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot’s Theatre of Neptune in New France. Jerry has published widely on modern drama, modern fiction and
blues literature, and has more than 200 professional acting credits for stage and screen (see www.imdb.com). He reviewed theatre for CBC radio for 17 years and currently reviews for The Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers
and his website, Vancouverplays.com. He is the recipient of a Killam Teaching Prize and Dorothy Somerset Award from UBC, the Sam Payne Award from the Union of BC Performers, and a Jessie Richardson Award for Career Achievement from the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association.