Alex Bulmer

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Alex Bulmer (born May 14, 1966) is a Canadian Theatre Creator. She is best known for her work as the writer of her groundbreaking play Smudge which premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and moved to the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. The show then went onto a second production at the Oval House in London, UK.

Life and Career

Alex splits her time between Canada and the UK. In recent years she has written for British Theatre and Television. She was recently awarded a 2014 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship To write a travel book from a blind perspective visiting France, Germany and Italy. She was recently named the 11th most powerful disabled artist in the UK on The List. Mainly she finds this hilarious.

Selected Written Works

  • Smudge (Theatre)
  • Beauty (Film)
  • Finding a Sky (Film)
  • Cast Offs (Television)
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame (Radio)


  • Nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for SMUDGE
  • A Chalmers for SMUDGE
  • A New York Radio Sony prize for her radio docu-dramas
  • A Royal Television Society and BAFTA for the writing of Cast Offs

and she has won, yes won!!

  • Best Docu Drama for Beauty her short film at the Toronto International Disability Film Festival
  • Best short film at Picture This in Calgary for Finding A Sky
  • An AMI Award in the UK for her adaption of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for BBC radio