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Emma Tibaldo

Emma Tibaldo
Bernardo Fernandez
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4722

Biography Emma Tibaldo she/her/elle

Emmais Artist in Residence at Concordia University, Theatre Department. She isAssociate Artist with Poverty Cove Theatre in NL, and a freelance Director andDramaturg. She is the former Artistic and Executive Director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM),where for fourteen years, she dramaturgically collaborated on many plays,including Mizushōbai by Julie TamikoManning, Thy Woman’s Weeds by ErinShields, Jabber by Marcus Youssef, Squawk by Megan Coles, Instant by Erin Shields, Refuge by Mary Vingoe, and Behaviour by Darrah Teitel, to name butsome.


Emma has directed new Canadian plays across the country such as Okinum by Emilie Monnet (co-director), I Don’tEven Miss You by Elena Belyea, SCUM: AManifesto by S.E. Grummett and Caitlin Zacharias, The BaklawaRecipe by Pascale Rafie, Refuge by MaryVingoe, FallingTrees by Megan Coles. In 2005, she co-founded Talisman Theatrefor whom she directed, among others, the award-winning productions That Woman byDaniel Danis, Down Dangerous Passes Road by Michel MarcBouchard, and The Medea Effect by Suzie Bastien. Sheco-created Skin,a new performance piece with the interdisciplinary company The Bakery.


Emma is a recipient of LMDA’s Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy, andthe Conseil Québécois du théâtre Prix Sentinelle.


Emma is a graduate of Concordia University’s Theatre Departmentand the National Theatre School of Canada’s Directing Program, where she hasbeen a guest artist. She feeds her inner (and outer) punk rocker by playing inthe family bands The Tibaldos and Dépanneurds.

Artistic performances

CV Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy Selected

I Don’t Even Miss You by Elena Belyea

Mizushobai by Julie Tamiko Manning
The In-between by Marcus Youssef
Thy Woman’s Weeds by Erin Shields
Behaviour by Darrah Teitel 
I am a Genius: Does Anyone Here Know Me? by Lois Brown
Pinky Swear by Kalale Dalton (META nominated)
Water Weight by Jesse Stong (META nominated)   
Squawk by Megan Coles (META nominated)
Sal Capone: The Tragic Tale of by Omari Newton (META nominated)
Jabber by Marcus Youssef (META Award)
Refuge by Mary Vingoe (GG Award nominated)
Instant by Erin Shields (Dora and META Award)
Strange Land by Alexis Diamond
Falling Trees by Megan Coles (BMO Winterset Award)
In Search of Mrs Pirandello by Michaela Di Cesare
Tartuffe by Andy Jones
Disappeared by Leah Jane Esau (RBC Emerging Playwright winner)
Tyland by Greg MacArthur
Very Short Plays in the Sand (Robert Chafe, Lois Brown, Sherry White, Kenneth J Harvey)
Bound and The Battery by Megan Coles
Down From Heaven by Colleen Wagner
Madre by Beatriz Pizano (Aluna Theatre)

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