Recipient of a Platinum Jubilee Pin in Honour of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, a 2017 Vigor International Award, the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) premiere award, the 2014 Elizabeth Havelock Grant, the 2014 and 2000 Mayor’s Awards for “Artist of the Year” and “Outstanding Performing Artist” of Windsor, Ontario respectively, Leslie McCurdy, works internationally as an Actor, Dancer/Choreographer, Singer and Playwright. After a brief teaching career, She earned many theatre, TV and film credits but is most “famous” for the one-woman plays that she writes and performs. She has toured to theatres, schools , festivals, community centres and other venues across North America for over 26 years with “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman”, “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw”, “Harriet Is My Hero”, and “Lady Ain’t Singing No Blues”. She is currently under commission with Theatre Orangeville in Orangeville Ontario, to develop a new play for their next season. Also a community activist she Chairs the Board of Directors of The Black Council of Windsor Essex, serves as Vice-President on the Board of Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women and volunteers with several other organizations. She is the subject of a CBC/GEM documentary film entitled, “The Leslie McCurdy Story: On the Money, a film that celebrates her work as an educational actor portraying Black women of historical significance and the outspoken social activism that she participates in and encourages. Leslie loves engaging as a mentor for up and coming performers with ACT (Arts Collective Theatre) in her hometown whenever she can.