Sean Minogue is a
writer based in Toronto, Canada. He created the plays Prodigals and Us & Everything
We Own and has also written for film and television. Currently, he is at work
on his first novel.
Sean Minogue lived
in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from 1990 to 2001 and attended Pinewood Elementary
and White Pines Collegiate and Vocational schools. Throughout his teens, he played guitar in a number of bands and performed in virtually every venue available to punk teenagers at the time – from community
halls to the slopes of Searchmont Ski Resort. One of his bands also played the city’s
1998 Homecoming festival concert with Treble Charger and Our Lady Peace.
Sean obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature at Carleton University, where he was a co-editor of the student literary publication, In/Words Magazine. In 2004, he relocated to Vancouver, BC and began training in martial arts with Capoeira Aché Brasil, performing with the group at the Vancouver Children’s Festival, the Pacific National Exhibition and numerous community events.
In 2005, Sean enrolled in Vancouver Film School’s screenwriting program. He was later hired to work at VFS by Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men), who helped champion Sean’s work after he was a top-five finalist in Austin Film Festival’s 2007 screenwriting competition.
In 2008, the Austin Film Festival invited him into their mentorship program in Austin and Los Angeles where he honed his work with screenwriters Herschel Weingrod (Trading Places, Twins) and James V. Hart (Contact, Hook). Sean was soon hired as a TV writer and script analyst.
Prodigals, his first play, made its official premiere with Twenty-Something Theatre at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in 2011 after a sold-out 2010 workshop production. He followed this up with Us & Everything We Own, which premiered in 2013 at the PAL Studio Theatre. In 2017, the Writers’ Trust of Canada awarded Sean a scholarship for Humber College where he was mentored by Giller Prize-winning novelist David Bergen (The Time in Between).
Currently, Sean is at work on his first novel. He lives with his family in Toronto’s east end and works in digital communications for a clean energy think tank.
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