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Michael Springate
Michael Springate enjoys writing as a life-long discipline calling for independent research and reflection. He is the author of the novel The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God (Guernica Editions, 2014), translated and published as L’engrenage des apparences (Les éditions Sémaphore 2017). He wrote the screenplay for Carolyn Combs’ debut feature, Acts of Imagination (2006), as well as for her current film, Bella Ciao!, which premiered in November, 2018. Michael is a past Artistic Director of Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, Factory Theatre in Toronto, and Dramaturg and Artistic Associate with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, in Vancouver. He has taught acting, directing, and play development at both Simon Fraser and Concordia Universities. He was invited as Researcher/Lecturer to Gwangju National University in South Korea. He is a founding member of the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, as well as of the film group Commercial Drive Productions, and serves on the Board of Directors of Paloma Housing Co-op.

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Books by Michael Springate

Revolt/ Compassion: Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God