Trevor Smith Diggins


Trevor has been a positive force in Ontario theatres over the last five decades as an accomplished actor, director, producer, play-polisher, and workshop leader. He has earned two Best Director awards and a total of seven Best Actor awards including two from Theatre Ontario - The Elephant Man (1987) and Cosi (2003) - plus three from Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) festivals.

Trevor served as Festival Adjudicator for ACT-CO Festivals in the Comedy (2016) and Drama (2017) categories. He has also adjudicated three times for Sears Drama Festivals, and provided play-polishing workshops for numerous theatre companies in Ontario.

Trevor is a founding director of several independent theatre companies including 4thWall Productions, Downright Productions, and The Downtown Theatre Project. Notable onstage turns include Robin in The Wild Guys, Allan in Harvest, Norman in The Dresser, Ray in Little Voice, Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Hiram in the Toronto premiere of The Normal Heart. Trevor also appeared in the Canadian premiere of Ladies' Night, the full-monty play. Directing credits include Noises OffCalendar Girls (Best Director, Arthur Awards 2013), Shirley ValentineMiserySteel Magnolias, The House of Blue LeavesLittle Voice, Come Back to the 5&Dime, and Stepping Out.

Trevor has appeared in national TV spots and starred in the short feature Jason's Dad (2013 Montreal World Film Festival). He has reviewed theatre and restaurants for three newspapers, writing a weekly column in Nightlife for several years. In 2011, he stepped into the ballroom, winning the gold medal in Dancing With the Stars, a fundraiser for cancer support.

When he's not inside a theatre, Trevor provides media training, performance coaching and communication strategy for corporate and government clients.


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