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Reva Leah Stern

Reva Leah Stern

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Writer, editor, director, designer Reva Stern was Artistic Director of a Toronto theatre for twenty years.  She has been a Guest Director in Florida, Kansas City, Chicago, Pasadena CA, New York City and Los Angeles and has collaborated with such notables as Isaac Bashevis Singer, William Gibson and Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. She has written a variety of original stage plays, and directed, produced and/or designed over 100 plays and directed over 40 television series episodes. While running the theatre, Ms. Stern was also Regional Casting Director for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and Los Angeles. She has been a guest speaker at esteemed venues such as The University of Miami, the Actor's Workshop, the New Play Festival in New York City, and the 'Playwright's Conference' at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been privileged to have edited many notable writers of screen and stage plays, novels and short stories over the past two decades. Her writing and publishing credits include journals, magazines and newspapers including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. Her mystery novel, “I Say My Name” was launched in 2021. Her next novel is a thriller, "The Prescott Journals" which was optioned for the screen by a US production house and will be published in 2022. Her first published novel was a creative non-fiction, “The Water Buffalo That Shed Her Girdle” which was the “staff choice” at Chapters Indigo when it landed on their shelves. She has recently completed a collection of short stories titled: “The Strange Spectrum of Mysterious Mishaps aka curious colour” which she hopes will be her next publishing adventure.

Email:
r.stern.w@gmail.com
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Mystery/Thriller
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English only
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes