Erin Shields is a Montreal based playwright. Erin’s adaptation of Paradise Lost, premiered at The Stratford Festival of Canada and won the Quebec Writers Federation Prize for Playwriting. Erin won the 2011 Governor General's Award for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. Other theatre credits include: Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish Productions/Segal Centre), Beautiful Man (Factory Theatre), The Lady from the Sea (The Shaw Festival), The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre) and Instant (Geordie Theatre). Current commissions include: Queen Goneril for Soulpepper and Ransacking Troy for The Stratford Festival. Upcoming productions, some of which have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic: Much Ado About Nothing at The Stratford Festival, Paradise Lost at The National Arts Centre, and Bard on the Beach, Jane Eyre at Citadel Theatre, and Thy Woman’s Weeds at Centaur Theatre produced by Repercussion Theatre/Table D’Hôte.