Bio and Resume

Maev Beaty
Upcoming: Stratford Festival 2015

Maev Beaty is a theatre-maker, actor, writer, voice artist and mother.

Recent stage credits: Debut season at the Stratford Festival Goneril (King Lear), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). The DeChardin Project (Theatre Passe Muraille), Passion Play (Sheep No Wool, Outside the March, Convergence); La Ronde, Parfumerie (Soulpepper); Proud by Michael Healey; Civility (Necessary Angel); and Terminus (Outside the March), winner of the SummerWorks Jury Prize and part of the inaugural “Off-Mirvish” season at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Maev’s “coming-out party” in Toronto was Canadian Stage’s 2008 season, in which she played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and premièred Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End. Titania, Katerina and Antigone followed and she has since performed in 22 Canadian premières and been a proud member of huge theatre endeavours such as Theatrefront’s The Mill series, Volcano Theatre’s Another Africa (Luminato/Canadian Stage) and The Penelopiad (Nightwood).  

Awards: Maev is a multi-Dora Award winner (The Penelopiad, Passion Play) and has gathered eight Dora nominations, for performance in Proud, Terminus, Dance of the Red Skirts (Theatre Columbus) and The Happy Woman (Nightwood), and for performance and writing of Montparnasse, which she co-created with Erin Shields and Andrea Donaldson. Montparnasse also won the Enbridge playRites Award.  

Et cetera: Maev is Co-Artistic Director of Sheep No Wool with her husband, director Alan Dilworth, and an Artistic Associate of both Groundwater Productions and Outside the March. Projects created with these companies include the Edward Bond Festival; Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl; ma jolie and The Unforgetting (winner, SummerWorks Jury Prize), both by Alan Dilworth; Montparnasse and Goblin Market. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Toronto’s Theatre Centre creating a new show about the secret lives of mothers. 


  1. Thanks so much for your brilliant Goneril at Stratford, which I saw in its filmed version (missing very much the live performances since my ALS). You are a joy to watch, as you lived her fully. I will treasure it, even more than I do the other wonderful actors' work (although Ouimette is a particular favourite, and I admire the cast and the background artists' work).
    Mary Jo Winkler-callighen, past perennial audient

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