Renowned throughout Canada and beyond for the depth and power of her performances, Jan Andrews is one of this country’s best-loved tellers. Always eager to explore large vistas, she has told portions of the world’s great epics and directed complete tellings of both The Iliad and The Odyssey. As a lesbian who came out late in life, she knows what it is to be silenced and has used her art to speak for those who often go unheard. Career highlights? Performing with her partner at Midsumma, the world’s biggest Queer Arts Festival in Melbourne and watching audiences grow daily. Bringing Written in the Body to Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times through the theatre’s innovative partnership with the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Jan is also an award-winning author of books for young people.