Tetsuro Shigematsu

British Columbia

At nineteen, Tetsuro Shigematsu became the youngest playwright in history to compete in the Quebec Drama Festival. This launched his career as a playwright, but he is also a well-known actor, comedian, filmmaker and radio broadcaster. He was the host of The Roundup and was a writer for the comedy show This Hour has 22 Minutes and a number of CBC shows. He currently writes for the Huffington Post and serves as president of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre. Empire of the Son is his funny, one-man show about two generations of CBC broadcasters and their intergenerational conflicts.