Sharon Bajer

Member since 2007

Sharon Bajer is a playwright, director and actress who has been based in Winnipeg since 1990.

Sharon spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons at the Stratford Festival in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction, assistant directing Two Gentleman of Verona with Dean Gabourie and Richard III with Miles Potter. There she directed scenes from Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist and her twelve-minute adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus (The Dream of the Damned).

She also completed the 2011 Composer/Librettist Laboratory (LibLab) at Tapestry New Opera in Toronto. Her works were then featured in Tapestry’s Opera Briefs Series directed by Sue Miner.

Sharon is the author of several plays including Burnin’ Love and Molly’s Veil, which premiered at Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE). Her plays Scrabble from the Apple and Going Home premiered at the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (Going Home played at the Haifa International Children’s Festival in Israel). Her new musical Hersteria was commissioned and presented by Winnipeg Studio Theatre and enjoyed a sold out run at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. She is also the creator of two one-woman shows, Jesus Does Laundry Too (developed at Vancouver’s Tamahnous Theatre and premiered at Theatre Projects Manitoba) and The Mother Load (premiered at the World Next Door Festival). For more information on Sharon’s upcoming work, please visit: PLAYWRIGHT

Sharon was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba writer in 2002 and Molly’s Veil was nominated for the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best New Book by a Manitoba Author.

Sharon is a member of PTE’s inaugural Playwright’s Unit, where she is currently developing a new play, The Fourth World. Sharon is also being commissioned by the Manitoba Theatre Centre for a full length version of her comedy, Scrabble from the Apple.

A graduate of Vancouver’s Studio 58, her performance work has taken her from coast to coast, to Denmark, Italy and Israel.

Manitoba audiences have enjoyed Sharon's acting in over twenty-five productions at Prairie Theatre Exchange (including The Secret Mask, Here on the Flight Path, Marion Bridge, Zadie’s Shoes, The Stone Angel, Marvin’s Room and The Edible Woman) and numerous plays at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre including August: Osage County, Top Girls, Steel Magnolias, Humble Boy, Of Mice and Men, Angels in America and Six Degrees of Separation.

Sharon adapted, directed and produced three productions for her company The Winnipegger Ensemble: Bertolt Brecht’s, The Wedding (RMTC’s Masterworks Festival) The Apartment (Winnipeg International Children’s Festival) and To the Country (an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s White Nights at the Gas Station Theatre).