Augusto Bitter is a Venezuelan-born, Dora Award-winning performer, writer, and educator based in Toronto. He is a Resident Artist at Canadian Stage and Aluna Theatre, and has also been in-residence at hub14 and Theatre Passe Muraille. He has trained with Teatro delle Radici (Lugano, Switzerland), Manifesto Poetico (Paris), Canada’s National Voice Intensive, Aluna Theatre’s Interpretation Lab, and the University of Toronto. He is an educator with Soulpepper and facilitates creative-writing workshops with youth in under-resourced schools and communities in the GTA with Story Planet. His first creation, CHICHO (Pencil Kit Productions/TPM/Aluna) is gearing up for a national and international tour, and he is developing his second work, Reina, with musician Y Josephine. Select performance credits include Anywhere But Here (Electric Company Theatre), The Election (Common Boots Theatre/Various), Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) (Saga Collectif), The Monument (Factory Theatre), Lear (Groundling Theatre Co.), Rope Running Out (lemonTree creations), and Our Town (Theatre Rusticle).
Augusto is a DD 2017 playwrights alum and worked with Jivesh Parasram