Theatre plays written and
performed by Keir Cutler,
with year of premiere.

2024--Joan of Arc Ascending




2014--Shakespeare Crackpot

2011--Teaching Hamlet

2010--Rant Demon

2008--Teaching the Fringe

2006--Teaching As You Like It
(Teaching Shakespeare 3)

2004--Lunatic Van Beethoven

2003--Teaching Witchcraft

2002--Is Shakespeare Dead?

2001--Teaching Detroit
(Teaching Shakespeare 2)

1999--Teaching Shakespeare

EBOOKS by Keir Cutler

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French Translation of
Teaching Shakespeare:
Fou de Shakespeare


Keir Cutler is an actor, writer, director and scholar (PhD in theatre, Wayne State U.) who has been performing his original works in Canada, the US and the UK since 1999. He is also an actor in TV and film, and the author of the hit, anti-racism monologue, "CIVILIZED".

Pull quotes about Keir from theatre reviews,

  • "Keir Cutler's writing is fantastic!" (A View from the Box, Toronto. 2022)
  • "an assured and mesmerizing monologist." (Jim Burke, Maisoneuve Magazine. Montreal, QC. 2019)
  • "absolutely flawless." (Anna Fuerstenberg, Montreal Rampage. Montreal, QC. 2019)
  • "master storyteller." (The Senior Times, 2019)
  • "one hell of a storyteller." (Vue Weekly, Edmonton, AB. 2016)
  • "as funny as he is intelligent." (Insideott, Ottawa, On. 2016)
  • "purest theatrical gold." (London Yodeller, London, On. 2016)
  • "intelligently hilarious." (Vue Magazine, Edmonton, 2015)
  • "funny and engaging ... a saavy veteran." (Edmonton Sun, 2015)
  • "a fine storyteller . . . an amazing lesson." (The Charlebois Post, 2014)
  • "a seasoned performer with precise and playful comic timing." (CBC Manitoba, 2014)
  • "gloriously funny." (Orlando Sentinel, 2013)
  • "funny, informative, and entertaining." (NOW Magazine, Toronto, 2013)
  • "brimming with insight, social satire and laughs." (, 2013)
  • "simply fantastic." (, 2013)
  • "brilliant." (Mooney on Theatre, Toronto, 2010.)
  • "a phenomenal performer." (, 2008.)
  • "supremely witty." (Edmonton Journal, 2008.)
  • "consistently intelligent." (CBC, Edmonton, 2008.)
  • "one of solo theatre's superstars." (Montreal Gazette, 2007)
  • "captivating." (Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 2006.)
  • "riveting." (Montreal Mirror, 2006.)
  • "absolutely hilarious." (Victoria Times Colunist, 2004)
  • "a real theatrical gift." (Ottawa Citizen, 2003.)
  • "a cunning performer." (, 2003.)
  • "a masterful entertainer." (Winnipeg Free Press, 2001.)
  • "a marvel to watch." (Toronto Sun, 2000.)
  • "formidably delightful." (Off-Off Broadway Review, New York, 2000.)
  • "a penetrating presence." (Backstage, New York, 2000.)
  • "blisteringly funny." (Hour, Montreal, 1999.)
  • Keir has an M.A. and Ph.D. in theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit, a playwriting diploma from the National Theatre School of Canada and has a B.A from McGill University. He is the author of the ebook, "THE SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP QUESTION: A CRACKPOT'S VIEW" and three other ebooks which are available on Kindle.

    He is the playwright/performer of ten monologues as well as several plays. His solo works include the multiple-award-winning, "Teaching Shakespeare: A Parody" (French translation, "Fou de Shakespeare"), "Teaching Detroit," a monologue adaptation of "Mark Twain's Is Shakespeare Dead?," "Teaching Witchcraft," "Lunatic Van Beethoven," "Teaching As You Like It," "Teaching the Fringe," "Rant Demon," "Shakespeare Crackpot," "Magnificence," and "CIVILIZED" written by Keir and performed by Metis actor, John D. Huston. Keir is also the author of the comic two-hander, "Teaching Hamlet," and the dystopian science-fiction play, "2056." Keir has performed his works across Canada, in New York City and other American cities. Four of his solo shows are on video and have been broadcasted on television by BRAVO!/CANADA.

    Keir performed at Shakespeare's Globe lecture hall in London, UK as part of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust 2016 conference. In attendance were Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Mark Rylance.

    Sir Derek Jacobi (left) Keir Cutler, PhD (center) Sir Mark Rylance (right) photographer Evelyne Soulard
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    He has appeared in many local television and film projects filmed in the Montreal area. Notable performances include work with Ben Stiller in "Brad's Status," Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Audrey Hepburn Story," and with Julien Poulin in "Bob Gratton- Ma Vie My Life."

    In the late 1970s, Keir played football at McGill University. He once scored three touchdowns in a single game against Concordia University. He was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, but did not make the team.

    Keir is married and lives in the province of Quebec, Canada.


    Keir is six foot five inches tall, which is not much compared to a California Redwood.