A graduate of Queen’s University’s Specialized Studies in Stage and Screen Program, Paul is a writer, director, performer, producer, and sound designer based in Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles.
In 2001, Paul founded Rabbit in a Hat Productions in Montreal with a mandate to produce new Canadian Independent Theatre. His work has since been produced throughout Canada and around the world.
He has received numerous awards for his productions including; The Revelation Award, Montreal English Critics Circle; Outstanding Direction (Oroonoko), Montreal English Theatre Awards; Best Production (Paradise Lost), New York Frigid Festival and Atlantic Fringe Festival; Best Production (Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!), Montreal Fringe Festival; Best Drama (The Harvester), Atlantic Fringe Festival; Le Prix Fred Barry Design (Blood Wild), Montreal Fringe Festival; and the Tom Hendry Playwrights Guild of Canada Comedy Award (Siberian Summer). Paul was also named one of Montreal’s top emerging artists by Nightlife Magazine.
Paul is a past participant of the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival and was a past National Forum Representative of Quebec for the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
An intrepid world traveler, Paul has visited over eighty countries, traversing such routes as the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Ancient Silk Road Trail, and the Medieval Trans-Saharan Trade Route.
Paul is presently perusing his Masters in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia.
Siberian Summer wins the Tom Hendry Playwrights Guild of Canada Comedy Award
Hang on to your caboose, this girls trip is about to go off the rails! Siberian Summer, by Paul Van Dyck, is a hilarious romp following three women “of a certain age” and one of their sons on a journey of self-discovery as they travel the Trans-Siberian Railway from St. Petersburg to Beijing. Inspired by an actual trip the playwright took with his mother and her friends, this whimsical and exuberant play reminds audiences that life is an adventure worth living to the fullest, no matter what your age.
With its world premiere at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts postponed due to Covid-19, Siberian Summer hopes to welcome audience back onboard as soon as possible.