Paul Dervis has written over two dozen plays. His "Making Tracks" won the 1986 New York One Act Play Festival at the Nat Horne Theatre on Manhattan's Theatre Row. In 1990 his play "Pokey" had an extended run Off -Broadway at the Paul Mazur Theatre and subsequently was turned into a film in 2003 by Canada's Dream Weaver Studios. In 2000, his play "...On Any Monday Night" was listed as 'Best Play of the Year' from Dennis Armstrong in the Ottawa Sun. In the 1990's he had three plays, "A Harmless Little Kiss," "Young Enough To Know Better," and "Clare Past Midnight" honored as Hit of the Festival in Halifax Nova Scotia's Atlantic Fringe Festival. In 2014, his play "The Last Disciple Of Abraham" was performed at New York's Hudson Warehouse Theatre and "So Far Away" was workshopped this past summer in Manhattan's Urban Stages.
Paul has been teaching drama in Canada at Algonquin College as well as the Theatre Conservatory Ottawa School of Speech & Drama for the past 15 years. Previously, he ran theatre companies in Boston, New York, and Montreal. He has directed over 150 stage productions, receiving two dozen awards for his work. Paul has also directed six films, the most recent being 2011′s "The Righteous Tithe."