Emil Sher's works include stage plays, screenplays, radio dramas and essays. His plays for young audiences include Bluenose and Beneath the Banyan Tree. Following its world premiere at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre (Toronto), Emil's adaptation of Hana's Suitcase toured Canada twice, has been staged in St. Louis (U.S. premiere) Chicago, Lexington and Milwaukee and will be staged in Israel in 2010. In 2005, Emil created Breadbox Theatre, designed especially to engage younger students from Kindergarten to Grade 2. Works-in-progress include two commissioned plays: Alphabet Sop, a musical about dyslexia for the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre, and Conviction, a play about wrongful convictions for Studio 180. Mourning Dove is a play inspired by a true story of mercy killing.
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