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Standjofski, Harry

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Harry Standjofski with Julie Burroughs in the Saidye Bronfman Centre production of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam, 1996, directed by Dean Fleming, produced by Joe Maalouf (photo: Lydia Pawelak)

Quebec-based character actor/playwright/director born in 1959, who has worked in French and English in film, television and on stage.

Mr. Standjofski was educated at Concordia University before he became playwright in residence at Centaur Theatre in 1986. He has worked with most of Quebec's anglophone companies including Centaur Theatre (Plato's Symposium, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Guys and Dolls, Vittorio Rossi's The Chain, From the Main to Mainstreet, Broadway Bound, A Gone With the Wind Twelfth Night), Imago (Incandescent), APA (his own Dick and No Cycle, Pericles), Piggery Theatre (Run for Your Wife), as well as at the National Arts Centre (Map of the World). He is also co-founder and co-artistic director of Montreal's POV Theatre.

In 1997, Mr. Standjofski directed Silly Cow for the Just for Laughs. More recently he appeared in the Teesri Duniya Theatre production of Reading Herbron, directed by Wajdi Mouawad (May, 2000); for his performance he won the Montreal English Critics Circle Award for best actor. In May, 2001, he appeared in Centaur's production of Jean-Marc Dalpé's Trick or Treat and directed the company's January, 2002, production of Freeze.

Mr. Standjofski is an inspired comic actor and clown and a favourite of audiences.

Last updated 2009-09-04