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ACADEMIC: Ph.D. Theatre; M.A. Developmental Drama; B.A. English        

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley; Dept of Professional Studies, Argyle Institute of Human Relations; TV Production, New York University.       

GRANTS AND AWARDS: Biographical citations, numerous grants - government (federal, provincial, municipal) corporate and private foundations. Establishment of the Muriel Gold Senior Visiting Scholar Fund at the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW), in recognition of leadership in fund-raising activities. Named to the Order of Canada (2007) for lifetime contributions to Drama and Theatre. Honoured as Woman of Achievement (2010) by the Association of Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Montreal.

EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION: administrative, creative and teaching:

McGill University (1986-95;97), Concordia University (1986-88, 1997-2005),Dawson College,Professional Theatre Department (1995-2000);Includes professional and teacher training; Workshops on the Fictional Family technique; Drama with Special Populations;-Drama/Video project with teenage survivors of sexual abuse.



          Artistic Director - The Saidye Bronfman Centre (1972-80)

Produced 80 theatre productions, 50 music and dance presentations and two short films. Conceived an artistic policy; selected plays, hired directors, designers, production managers, choreographers and musicians. Discovered and developed new talent - actors, designers, writers. Prepared and controlled production budgets for all theatre and performing arts activities. Negotiated salaries and fees with artists' agents; negotiated royalties with playwrights' agents, and handled all negotiations with Actors' Equity. Augmented grants to 11 times their original amount. Supervised a public relations and promotional staff which included an annual full-scale subscription campaign. Subscribers grew from 300 in 1972 to 6000 in 1979. Supervised 35 (full and part-time) staff. Created and maintained effective working relationships. Initiated a SECOND STAGE.

ACTING: stage, radio and TV

FILM, TV AND RADIO: Produced, directed, wrote, researched, narrated -     worked as casting director, dialogue coach and script consultant -

          CBC, CFTV, Trois Themes, MIRI Productions

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES: McGill: MCRTW (McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women), Lit. and Communic.Arts Advisory Comm., Continuing Education; Youtheatre, CCA (Canadian Conference of the Arts)

INVITED LECTURES & WORKSHOPS: Cadn. & U.S. univs. such as - (U.C., San Diego; Pomona College, Claremont, CA; U. of Arizona, Tucson; & Cadn.and U.S. professional organizations such as - NADT (National Assn. for Drama Therapy), Chicago, N.Y., San Francisco; ATHE (Assn. for Theatre in Higher Ed.), Philadelphia; Seattle; Internat'l Drama Research Symposium, OISE, U. of T.


Gold, Muriel. THE FICTIONAL FAMILY in Drama, Education and Groupwork, Springfield, Ill. Charles C. Thomas, 1991. Contents  Reviews

Gold, Muriel. The Fictional Family and Family Therapy: Dramatic Techniques with Family Therapy Trainees. In MacDougall, Jill and Stanley Yoder, Contaminating Theatre Northwestern University Press, 1998.

Gold, Muriel. Therapy Through Drama. The Fictional Family. Springfield, Ill. Charles C. Thomas, 2000. Contents

Gold, Muriel. "Tell Me Why Nights are Lonesome" Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que. Shoreline, 2004.   Descriptive flyer (pdf)    Reviews   Readings and Talks

Gold, Muriel The Fictional Family in the Drama Class and across the Curriculum. In Blattner, Adam, ed. Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance iUniverse, Inc., New York, NY, 2007

Gold, Muriel. A Gift to their Mother: The Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre, a History. (forthcoming in 2007)

Gold, Muriel. Unrestricted Dream. In Pearl, Liz, Living Legacies for our Daughters. An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Women of Value KOPE Associates, Toronto. (forthcoming in 2007)

                    Poetry - Can., U.S., general articles

For additional publications, see PUBLICATIONS



May, 2007             Quebec Writers Federation, Montreal, Quebec

March, 2006          St. Petersburg, Florida

March, 2005          St. Petersburg, Florida



Readings from Tell Me Why Nights are Lonesome – see above

May, 2006             Representations of Montreal’s Cultural Diversity, at the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre, 1972-1980. Association for Canadian Theatre Research (ACTR), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

May, 2005             Experiment in Two Tongues at the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre, 1972-1980. Association for Canadian Theatre Research (ACTR), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

March, 2005          The Limits to What a Writer Can Say About Other People. Blue Metropolis International Writer’s Festival, Montreal (panel)



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