Erin Shields is a playwright and actor who trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, England. She is a founding member of Groundwater Productions through which she creates, develops and produces much of her work. Her Governor General’s Award winning play If We Were Birds was produced by Tarragon in 2010 and won two Dora Awards. It also eared the 2008 Summerworks Festival’s Outstanding Production Award and has been translated into German as part of The German Theatre Exchange. Her other plays include Montparnasse, winner of the Alberta Theatre Projects’ Enbridge playRites Award, Dora nominated The Unfortunate Misadventures of Masha Galinski and The Epic of Gilgamesh (Groundwater/Summerworks). Erin is currently developing plays for Tarragon, The Shaw Festival, Nightwood Theatre, Suitcase in Point and Groundwater Productions.