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Diana Fajrajsl

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Montrealer Diana Fajrajsl has spent more than 35 years in Canadian theatre as an actor, director, and teacher. She has played in more than 120 professional productions across Canada, and appeared in first productions of plays by Ann-Marie MacDonald, Norm Foster, Michael MacKenzie, and Banuta Rubess, to name a few. In 1991, she portrayed the infamous Canadian historical figure Gerda Munsinger in the film Gerda. In 1995, she began a parallel directing career. She has collaborated with playwright and actor Carolyn Guillet, directing 17 Anonymous Women and dramaturging Plucked, Hammered and Strung, both for Infinitheatre in Montreal. She has taught and directed at the National Theatre School of Canada since 1996 and has been a guest director and instructor at several universities, including Bishop’s, Concordia, and McGill. Fajrajsl was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1958 and moved to Montreal in 1977 to attend the National Theatre School of Canada. (PF)

Painting by Joel Miller based on a photograph by Robert Etcheverry