Keira Loughran is a fourth generation Chinese Canadian. She has worked for over 25 years as an actor, director, playwright, dramaturg and producer and is currently on faculty at York University, teaching Acting, Devised Theatre, and Playwriting. She was the inaugural Associate Producer for the Forum and the Laboratory at the Stratford Festival (2012-2018) where she spearheaded organizational change to support new work, diversity, and inclusion. From 2005-2007 she was Artistic Producer of the SummerWorks Festival in Toronto. Her company K’Now Theatre garnered 7 Dora nominations including two for Loughran for Outstanding New Play (Little Dragon) and Outstanding Direction (Pu-Erh). Selected directing credits include 4 productions at the Stratford Festival, Deportation Cast (York University), and Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage). As an actor, Keira has performed in theatres across the country. She has appeared in Good Sam (CBS), and Good Witch (Hallmark). Keira lives in Stratford with her partner and two kids, and has a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido.