Alan Shain

Alan Shain’s artistic work is founded on a deep commitment to taking personal responsibility for creating change. A multidisciplinary artist whose career spans theatre, dance, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, Alan blends comedy with a strong flavour of honesty and truth while drawing from the lived experience of disability. He has been touring his first original play, Still Waiting for That Special Bus, across Canada, England, the United States and Australia since 1999. Alan has performed this solo work for over 350 audiences, receiving both national and international critical acclaim. Along with theatre, Alan’s work has also gained recognition within storytelling, dance and stand-up comedy. He has toured with Yuk Yuk’s Komedy and recently appeared at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts.