Born in Ottawa, Andrew Moodie is a Toronto-based actor, director and playwright. He will be at Glendon on January 26, 2012 from 1-3pm in Theatre Glendon.
Already established as an actor, he came into playwriting by way of performing. During a brief bout of unemployment in the mid-1990s, Moodie decided to write a play about the racially motivated Yonge Street riot of 1992. That play, Riot, launched his career as a playwright when it was premiered at Toronto's Factory Theatre. It was remounted at Factory in 1996 and won the Chalmers Best New Play Award. Moodie played the part of Alex in the initial production and in the remount the following year. That play was followed by a succession of others, many of which found production on multiple Canadian stages: Oui (1998), Wilbur County Blues (1998), A Common Man's Guide to Understanding Women (1999), The Lady Smith (2000), The Real McCoy (2006) and Toronto the Good (2009).
In 2006 Andrew Moodie was part of the creative team that developed the hit CBC radio drama Afghanada, which won the Writer's Guild of Canada award in 2007. In January of 2006 he became the host of the TVO series, Big Ideas. He also launched a Facebook page called "Share the Stage" to promote racial and cultural diversity in Canadian theatre.
Currently in Calgary to act in a Mamet play, he is also writing a play about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.