About John Cook
John has been involved in theatre for over twenty-five years as an actor, playwright, director, producer board member, and artistic director.
He has written for both community and professional theatre companies including Tale Wagging Theatre, Plosive Productions, Vintage Stock Theatre, East End Theatre, and ITR Theatre Company.
Most recently, John wrote and directed the Virtual Theatre version of his one-act comedy The Rooftop Guy as part of ITR Theatre Company’s Zoom double feature, Work From Home Blues.
He has also written over two hundred and fifty humour columns for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including, The Weekly Journal, The Orleans Star, Monitor Magazine, Christian News Ottawa and ChristianCurrent.
John is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Arts Network Ottawa, and the Word Guild. He is an Artistic Associate with 9th Hour Theatre Company and the Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College.
He has attended a number of playwriting courses and workshops from organizations such as The Acting Company, The Ottawa School of Speech and Drama, the Ottawa Little Theatre, and Theatre Ontario.