Cliff Cardinal is a Canadian playwright and actor whose plays include Stitch (SummerWorks 2011, winner of Theatre Passe Muraille’s Emerging Artist Award) and Huff (SummerWorks 2012, winner of the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation and The RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Award). Huff was revived by Native Earth Performing Arts in 2015, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and has completed two National Tours including presentations at The Push International Performing Arts Festival, The Magnetic North Theatre Festival and the High Performance Rodeo, and closed the studio season at the National Arts Centre in May 2014. Maria Gets A New Life was premiered at SummerWorks in 2013.

In addition to his work in theatre, he also has a music project called Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks.