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Harry Standjofski

Part-time Faculty, Theatre

Biography   



Harry Standjofski has been an actor, playwright, director, musician and teacher based in Montreal working in both English and French since 1982.

Recent stage roles include Hellfire Pass and Don Quixote at the Centaur Theatre, Un Maison Face au Nord at Théâtre Jean Duceppe, My Name is Jean-Paul at the Théâtre D'aujourd'hui and The Little Prince and The Jungle Book for Geordie Theatre.

Recent film and television work in English includes the manic railway cop in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet, Capaldi in Nickelodeon's hit Nicky Deuce and Dr. Morty in Barney's Version. In French he played Tom Cohen in Radio-Canada's hit TV series À Nous Deux for three seasons and recently finished shooting as the sleazy lawyer Moise Loman in the upcoming La Marraine. Recent big screen credits include the role of George Buchanan in the Quebecois cult film Un Capitalisme Sentimentale. You have undoubtedly heard his voice on innumerable cartoon series, documentary narrations, t.v. & radio commercials and video games, including all incarnations of Assassin's Creed.
He has also created & performed the music for Geordie's The Little Prince as well as choreographer Florence Figols' mute/sense veu/en silence and he was house guitarist for the fabulous Kiss my Cabaret from 2001 to 2008.

Playwright-in-residence at Montreal's Centaur theatre in 1986/87 his recently produced plays include After Miss Julie, two/three, Here & There (Masque Award nomination 2005) as well as four plays for young audiences produced by Geordie Theatre, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Story Wars and Pinocchio.

Since 2007 he has been curating, directing, translating, writing some pieces for, acting in, as well as creating and performing the music for Les Contes Urbains/Urban Tales at the Centaur theatre.

His book Urban Myths containing the plays Anton and no cycle was published by NuAge Editions in 1992.

Recent directing credits: David Harrower's Blackbird (Jack Hughes Theatre '13) Jean-Marc Dalpé's August: An Afternoon in the Country (Centaur Theatre '12) and  Patrice Desbien's bilingual piece The Invisible Man/L'Homme Invisible (Theatre Kingston '11, Theatre du Future, Montreal '12).

He has been on the part-time faculty at Montreal's Concordia University since 1986 for whom he has directed the shows: Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet; Atreus; The Bacchae; Little Katrina; Metamorphoses and Theatre/Business.

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