Paula Danckert

PhD Student


Paula Danckert is a dramaturg, producer of live radio and performance, Foley artist, and teacher. She was the dramaturg on the new opera, Missing, librettist Marie Clements, composer Brian Current which played in Vancouver and Victoria in 2017. She was story editor on the film, The Road Forward, written and directed by Clements currently screening internationally. From 2012-2014 she was the Foley Artist and Assistant Director on an adaptation of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milkwood, a new opera written and composed by John Metcalf which toured Wales. For five years she worked as Company Dramaturg and Artistic Associate at Canada’s National Arts Centre. Before joining the NAC, Paula was the Artistic & Executive Director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal for 9 ½ years. In Halifax, Nova Scotia she was President of Playwrights’ Atlantic Resource Centre, and a drama producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She was also Associate Producer for Live Art Productions: New Dance Series, Foley artist for Salter Street Films, and producer and host of Artspeak, an arts magazine show on CKDU- FM. She has been the Associate Dramaturg at The New Play Centre in Vancouver, at Banff’s Playwrights Colony, and at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival.  She has developed new works with playwrights and performers all over Canada and her career in the fields of production and performance span more than 30 years. Paula graduated from Canada’s National Theatre School where she taught for many years. She is currently a doctoral student at The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Toronto.