Broadway Chat with Irene Sankoff


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Join us as we chat live with Irene Sankoff! Learn how she got started, her creative and writing process, what motivates her to write, and the development journey of Come From Away.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 7:45 pm ET
Free for Academy members, all others $9.99.

NOTE: This is a LIVE CLASS ONLY (No recording will be available.)  Seats are limited to the first 100 registrants.

IRENE SANKOFF is co-writer, along with husband David Hein, of the hit musical Come From Away. Come From Away was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project and Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works and enjoyed a record setting world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory, followed by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and the Gander Community Centre Hockey Rink. Produced by Sue Frost and her partners at Junkyard Dog Productions, Come From Away won three 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. David and Irene were nominated for Tony Awards for Best Book and Score, Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theatre Album, and won the 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Best Book. Irene and David are proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. Find them online @sankoffandhein and at

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