Nina Lee Aquino is the artistic director Factory Theatre in Toronto, and formerly the artistic director of Cahoots Theatre Projects, and of the fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company. She is an award winning director, dramaturge, and playwright. Some of her monologues have appeared in anthologies such as Beyond the Pale
and She Speaks
. Aquino is also the editor of two collections of plays by Asian Canadians (Love + relAsianships
), and co-edited a the work of criticism Asian Canadian Theatre
. Aquino earned a bachelor degree in drama at the University of Guelph and a masters degree in theatre from the University of Toronto. She is an adjunct professor of theatre arts at York University.