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Reva Leah Stern

Photo: Jim Allen 2008

Reva Leah Stern

Ms.Stern was Artistic Director of the Leah Posluns Theatre in Toronto, from its inception until it closed in 1995.

She has been the Guest Director at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami as well as major Theatres in Kansas City, Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.

Passionate about collaborating on new scripts, Ms. Stern found herself in creative company with such notable writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Richard Baer, Arthur Marx, Rubin Carson, William Gibson and Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, while she has also written and produced several original stage plays.

Director, writer and dramaturge for almost thirty years, Reva has produced, directed and/or designed over 100 productions. She retained the position of Regional Casting Director for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in both New York City and Los Angeles from 1975 to 1993, while still at the helm of the Leah Posluns Theatre and Theatre School.  Ms. Stern has been bestowed with several awards of merit in theatre and 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.

In recent years, Reva Stern has brought her love of writing to the forefront as her primary career. Writing and editing professionally for the past decade, she has been encouraged by three writing award nominations.

Her manuscript "The Prescott Journals" was optioned for the screen prior to publication, and is now slated to become her second published novel.

Reva has also compiled a collection of short stories and a series of Children's books titled "Tales from Grandma's Cupboard". Her additional publishing credits include extensive freelance writing for periodicals, newsletters, magazines and newspapers including the National Post, and several years as an editor for Wellness Way Publications. Her first published novel “The Water Buffalo That Shed Her Girdle” is now in major bookstores across Canada .

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Publications

The Water Buffalo That Shed Her Girdle. BookLand Press, 2008
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
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