A new collection by A. Colin Wright, A Cupboardful of Shoes and Other Stories, was published in July 2012--see under STORIES on this site. His pla ys (full length: Germany Calling!, Lieutenant Kizhe, The Loss of My Good Name, Really Judith, and Tangle of the Isles, and one-act: George's Funeral, Nora's Wedding, and Jennifer's Anniversary) will be listed shortly. In the meantime, some of them are available at Production Scripts.com.
A. Colin Wright is an award-winning author of plays, novels, short stories, journalism and other non-fiction. He has published a major book and many acedemic articles on Russian and Comparative Literature.
Born in 1938 in Chelmsford, England, and educated at Pembroke College, Camridge (with a doctorate in Modern Languages), he came to Canada in 1964 and now lives in Kingston, Ontario, where is Professor Emeritus at Queen's University. He is married, with two sons.
His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada and England. Two of his plays have been winners or finalists in the Threatre BC National Playwriting Competition, and another was winner of the 1995 Gladys Cameron Watt Award in the Ottawa Little Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition. In addition he is active as director and actor in the theatre.
As well as Russian, he is fluent in French, German and Italian, has basic Spanish and elementary knowledge of Scottish Gaelic. He has also acted as a leader for Craig Travel on trips to Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, China, Southern India and Nort Atlantic Islands.
Directing: (Domino Theatre, Kingston)
Ladies in Retirement (assistant director)
The Importance of Being Ernest
The Night of the Iguana
The Freedom of the City
The Troll King, Monsieur Ballon and two other roles, Peer Gynt
Malvolia, Twelfth Night
First Voice, Under Milk Wood
Rosenberg, Amadeus(Theatre 5 and Grand Theatre, Kingston)
Father Jack, Dancing at Lughnasa (Domino Theatre, Kingston)
Claude Amory, Black Coffee (Domino Theatre, Kingston)