Damien Atkins

Damien Atkins is a Canadian actor and playwright. He is the youngest playwright ever produced by the Stratford Festival of Canada.

His first play, Miss Chatelaine, was staged in Canada (Theatre Passe-Muraille/Toronto Fringe Festival). His musical cabaret show, Real Live Girl, garnered two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). He premiered Good Mother in Canada, winning the Elliott Hayes Playwright Development Award and the Prism International Prize (Stratford Festival of Canada). His fourth play, Lucy, premiered in Canada and was later staged in New York City (Canadian Stage/Ensemble Studio).

As an actor, Atkins has appeared regionally as John Birt in Frost/Nixon, Venticelli in Amadeus, and Rodney/Others in 7 Stories (Bluma Appel Theatre), Curan/Others in King Lear and Prior Walter in Angels in America: Perestroika/Millennium Approaches (Soulpepper Theatre), Osric in Hamlet (Festival Theatre), and Harry in Sextet and Monsieur Pierre in The Clockmaker (Tarragon Theatre).