Stewart Lemoine was born in Winnipeg, MB. Since 1982, he has been the artistic director of the Edmonton theatre company, Teatro La Quindicina, with whom he has premiered over fifty plays. In addition, Lemoine has taught playwriting for Edmonton Public Schools and Theatre Alberta, and has written and directed works for young performers at the Citadel Theatre, the University of Alberta’s Drama Department, and Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts. Other published works by Lemoine include Cocktails at Pam’s and Evelyn Strange, and A Teatro Trilogy. Lemoine is a five-time winner of Edmonton’s Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for playwriting (most recently for At the Zenith of the Empire, which was released in April 2007). He has also won Toronto’s Dora Moore Award and is the recipient of a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. His third collection of award-winning Fringe Festival plays, Witness to a Conga and Other Plays, was released by NeWest in July 2011. He currently lives in Edmonton, AB.