Michael Kras is a Hamilton-based playwright, actor, and director. His play #dirtygirl was recently the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe, and he’s developing a new play with Theatre Aquarius. His work has been supported by Roseneath Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, and the Ontario Arts Council. Recent works include Teach Her My Name, which played to sold-out houses at the 2016 HamilTEN Festival; For Kiera, which is published internationally in Bare Fiction and was shortlisted for the HA&L Short Works Prize; and Places, winner of the 2014 Audience Choice Award at the Hamilton Fringe. This year, Michael was honoured with a nomination for a City of Hamilton Arts Award in recognition of his work as an emerging theatre artist. Michael is a graduate of Humber Theatre School, the artistic director of Broken Soil Theatre, and a member of the Theatre Aquarius Playwrights Unit.