Norman works in theatre, film, and visual arts. Plays he has written include “Pu-Erh”, “Oolong”, “Theory”, and “Lichtenstein’s an 8: A New Formula to Quantify Artistic Quality”. “Pu-Erh” premiered in 2010 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto and was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Outstanding New Play. “Pu-Erh” was a finalist for the 2009 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition, receiving an Honourable Mention. He was a member of Canadian Stage’s BASH! artist development program and fu-GEN’s Kitchen Playwrights Unit. He was a member of the 2011 Tapestry New Opera Composer-Librettist Laboratory, where he started learning the craft of writing libretto. The operas were performed at Opera Briefs at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2011. He is featured in the book “Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Cultural Activism” by Xiaoping Li.
As an actor, Norman’s recent film and television credits include a supporting role in “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (Sony/Screen Gems), a series regular role in “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” (SPACE/CTV), and a role in “Rookie Blue” (ABC/Global). His theatre credits include lead roles in “Jasmine” (SummerWorks/Factory Theatre), Pu-Erh (SummerWorks/Theatre Passe Muraille), “Fugitives” (A Western Theatre Conspiracy), “Exit the Dragon” (VACT/Firehall Arts Centre), “Filthy Rich” (Firehall Arts Centre), and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Gateway Theatre). He is a member of ACTRA and Equity.
Films he has written and directed include “Marnie Love”, “Hello Faye”, and “Light 01”, which have screened at international film festivals, on Movieola Channel, Mini Movie International Channel (Europe), and on Air Canada. He was Second Unit Director on “The Tracey Fragments”, a feature film directed by Bruce McDonald. He is currently writing “Anne Darling”, “Rowds”, “Scabs”, and “Margaret Loses Her Daughter”.
For Theatre Local: Small Audiences 2012