Chris Brookes - host bio
Chris BrookesChris Brookes is best known as an independent producer who has crafted audio documentary features for three decades. His productions have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia. He has also directed documentaries for Canadian network television, is a published author and playwright, and has taught documentary storytelling at workshops in North America and Europe. Previously, he founded the Mummers Troupe Theatre of Newfoundland and pioneered the use of theatre as a vehicle for community development. He has been named an International Audio Luminary by the 3rd Coast International Audio Festival, is inducted to the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Hall of Fame, holds an honorary doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada. Most recently he has created place-based smartphone apps, including The Bannerman Quartet, an interactive literary creation for walkers in Bannerman Park, St. John's.