Aly Gouveia

Aly Gouveia (19/20 Directors Lab) (she/her) is an emerging director based out of Milton, Ontario. Interested in exploring collaborative directing methodologies, Aly has set out to question and reimagine imposed theatre practices and to create an environment that is conducive to inclusivity in all regards. She recently workshopped and presented Furpose and Punction for Queer Cab (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) in which she wrote/directed. Currently, she is dramaturg of the new work It Happened At A Party by Caroline Coon, a play that aims to educate students on the atrocities that occur when ignorance on sexual assault and consent grow rampant in college and university settings.  She previously attended The Second City Training Centre and Randolph College of the Performing Arts. Aly is currently enrolled at Ryerson University in their Creative Industries program.

If We Were Birds

By Erin Shields

Directed by Aly Gouveia

If We Were Birds is a shocking, uncompromising examination of the horrors of war, giving voice to a woman long ago forced into silence, and placing a spotlight on millions of female victims who have been silenced through violence. A deeply affecting and thought-provoking reimagining of Ovid’s masterpiece ‘Tereus, Procne, and Philomela’, Erin Shields’ award-winning play is an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its aftermath delivered through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Watch Aly’s pitch presentation


  • Playwright: Erin Shields
  • Director: Aly Gouveia


Part of the 2020 Festival