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Unidentified Human Remains
and the True Nature of Love:
The Playwright
Brad Fraser
Brad Fraser is one of Canada's best known playwrights, in addition to being a director for stage and film, a talk show host and wearing many other hats. Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1959, he won his first playwriting competition at 17 and has been writing ever since. Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects PlayRites festival in 1989. It has since been produced worldwide, with highly successful runs in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Milan, Sydney and London. It has been translated into over 10 languages was listed by Time Magazine as one of the top ten plays for that year. His next play, Poor Super Man, developed by Canadian Stage, also received that distinction. Other produced plays include: Martin Yesterday, Cold Meat Party, Mutants, Wolfboy, Rude Noises (For a Blank Generation) Young Art, The Ugly Man, and Prom Night of the Living Dead: A Musical. His plays have won numerous awards including the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, L.A. Critics Award, Dora Mavor Moore Award, and London's Time Out Award for Best New Play. Brad is a five-time winner of the Alberta Culture Playwrighting Competition and a two-time winner of the prestigious Chalmers Award. In addition to his work as a playwright and director Brad has spoken at various universities and arts institutions across the continent and has written extensively for print media (The Edmonton Bullet, The Globe and Mail, Western Living, The National Post), radio (CBC, BBC, and CKUA) and various film companies (Disney/Touchstone, Lewis Chesler Productions, Atlantis/Alliance and Serendipity Point Films). Brad's film work include "Love and Human Remains" (Directed by Denys Arcand and Genie award winner for best adapted screenplay) and the self directed "Leaving Metropolis" (Winner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Favorite). He was also writer and Supervising Producer on Showtime's highly popular "Queer As Folk." He currently divides his time between his home in Toronto and Los Angeles. Brad's work has enjoyed the very important support of the Canada Council, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Culture, Trillium Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation, Telefilm Canada and Ontario Arts Council. Without the support of these groups Brad's work would not have achieved its success. Brad is currently directing and producing his most recent play, True Love Lies, at the Royal Exchange Theatre.


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