Ian Locke is an award-winning playwright, director, and performer hailing from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, graduating with a BFA (Theatre – Performance) from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. Locke has worked with numerous companies, including Gros Morne Summer Music, Off-Broadway Players, Stage West Theatre Festival, Theatre Newfoundland-Labrador, Hard Ticket Theatre, & Wintertide Chamber Music Festival. Selected highlights include Henry IV, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Three Sisters (Grenfell), Blood Brothers, RENT (OBP), The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (Stage West), & The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jody Richardson’s King of Broadway (GMSM).
In 2017, his original play Postcards from the Train received an ACE Award for Best Historic Project. While still in high school, Locke was selected as a member of the Youth Theatre Island Exchange Project, touring With Cruel Times In Between to Tasmania, Australia during the 10 Days on the Island Festival. He can also be seen in short films Emile’s Legacy, High Alert (CNA Productions) & Crossroads (CRK Films). Locke has also produced and hosted a number of musical theatre concert performances at the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook.
In 2016, Locke became a founding faculty member for the Graham Academy in Corner Brook, with a focus on teaching performance in musical theatre, analyzing the creative process, and directing numerous musical productions throughout the year. Locke has also ran numerous acting workshops for youth at the Regional & Provincial High School Drama Festivals, as well as with the National Boychoir of Canada, covering areas such as improvisation, scene study, and creating dynamic characters.