John Roby composer, lyricist and musical director has won two Dora Mavor Moore Awards: George F Walkerís Theatre of the Film Noir (score) and Best Musical for Girls In The Gang (with Raymond Storey). Collaborations with Storey include Country Chorale, The Dreamland and a musical adaptation of Lulie The Iceberg from the book by the Imperial Princess of Japan, Princess Hisako. Other plays include: The Old Manís Band (book and music); Country Hearts (with Ted Johns); the Dora nominated Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (with Mordeca1 Richler). Film work includes The Hanging Garden and Beefcake (Atlantic Film Festival Award for Best Music Composition). He has had a long association with CBC, scoring numerous radio dramas. Highlights include: the musical adaptation (with Kate Lushington) of Josef Skvoreckyís The Bass Saxophone which won The US National Radio Award; The Nightingale (International Radio Festival, Gold Metal) and the CBC/BBC/L.A. Theatre Projects adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. Recorded work include: Mischief City (with Tim Wynn Jones); Stride (with Doug Riley and Tyler Yarema) which won The Canadian Collectorís Congress Award for best recording of 2005; and For Helen Ė A Sort Of Requiem, recently recorded by Montrealís award-winning Ardesco Vocal Ensemble.
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