Trevor Smith Diggins

 

Trevor has been a positive force in theatre for over 35 years as an award-winning actor, director, writer, play-polisher and adjudicator. He has earned a total of eight best actor awards including two from Theatre Ontario festivals: playing John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1987) and Roy in Cosi (2003). He picked up another best actor award at the Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) Festival 2013 as Hal in Norm Foster’s Self-Help; followed by an Arthur Award (2014) for his role as Robin in WILD GUYS.

 

In 1988, Trevor was honoured by the City of Guelph with an Award of Distinction in Arts for his portrayal of The Elephant Man.

 

Other notable acting turns include Tim in DineHer (RealSpace Theatre), Allan in Harvest (Elmira), Norman in The Dresser (Cambridge), Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Cambridge), and Hiram in the Toronto premiere of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. 

 

Trevor has put his experience to work throughout Ontario, serving as an Adjudicator for the Association of Community Theatres Central Ontario (ACT-CO) Festival in the comedy and drama categories, adjudicating numerous shows throughout the Greater Toronto region. An alumnus of the Theatre Ontario Talent Bank, Trevor has also worked as an adjudicator for WODL (2018) and three times for Sears Drama Festivals.

 

In addition to contributing to all DTP productions, Trevor played Martin in The Goat (2019) and directed two past shows: God of Carnage (2019) and The Other Place. 

 

Trevor’s prior directing credits include numerous award-winning shows: 

 

  • The House of Blue Leaves (Best Director/Best Production 2018 Arthur Awards)

  • Noises Off (Best Director/Best Production, 2015 Arthur Awards)

  • Calendar Girls (Best Director/Best Production, 2013 Arthur Awards)

  • Shirley Valentine

  • Misery

  • Steel Magnolias

  • Come Back to the 5&Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

  • Stepping Out

  • California Suite

 

Trevor has appeared in a few national TV commercials and starred in the short feature films Waiting for Midnight (2016) and Jason's Dad (2013 Montreal World Film Festival). 

 

A former restaurant and theatre critic for many years, Trevor wrote a weekly ‘Dining Out’ column in the Nightlife section of The Record. In 2011, he stepped into the ballroom, winning the gold medal in Dancing with the Stars, a fundraiser for cancer research and support.

 

When he's not in a theatre, Trevor provides media training, performance coaching, and communication strategy for corporate and government clients – www.smithdiggins.com