Alistair is a Toronto based playwright and director of theatre and opera. Alistair was a participant in the inaugural presentation of The Ark at TheNational Arts Centre English Theatre (2006), and is a member of the Directors Lab of Lincoln Center Theater. Alistair served as Apprentice Director for the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company (2009/10 Season), where he directed a production of Pergolisis La Serva Padonra. Recent work includes director/dramaturge for Bella: The Color of Love with Teresa Tova and Mary Kerr (Philadelphia Theatre Company, a commission for the 2011 Philadelphia InternationalFestival of the Arts).
As a journalist, Alistair is a regular contributor to Xtra Magazine. His work has also appeared in fab and the Gay and Lesbian Review. Alistair is a contributor to the TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault:An Unreasonable Body of Work, an international publication edited by Judith Rudakoff for Intellect Books (June, 2012). Alistair holds a BFA from the University of Victoria. Currently, Alistair is Apprentice Artistic Director at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre made possible by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
My output as a playwright and director with Ecce Homo Theatre seeks to achieve intimacy through artifice using a queer aesthetic as a tool for destabilization, to draw attention to hypocrisy and deflate the un-ironic. As one of my former teachers Charles Marowitz once said, Laughter can be a hammer-stroke in the hands of deft satirists.