Hope McIntyre is an award winning playwright and director. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film. Her training includes a BFA in performance from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA in directing from the University of Victoria. She was the founding Artistic Director of Sarasvàti Productions, a company dedicated to social change that she helmed for 22 years. During this tenure she developed multiple new theatrical works, produced an annual festival, worked as a dramaturg for emerging playwrights, and developed community-based play creation methods. Since leaving the company in 2020 she has returned to her own work as a playwright and freelance dramaturg. She has received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Bra D’Or, and the Women Helping Women Award for her work supporting female playwrights. She has previously taught performance and playwriting at Mount Allison University, Brandon University, University of Manitoba and Prairie Theatre Exchange. She is also a former President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.