Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 is excited to welcome Lisa Codrington as “Playwright-in-Person” at this year’s Festival. Lisa will be reading from her work on Friday, May 18 at 1:30pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites in London.
Lisa Codrington is a Toronto-based actor and writer. Her writing has been produced in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Winnipeg and Barbados, and has been published by Playwrights Canada Press, McGraw-Hill Ryerson and in Canadian Theatre Review. Select writing credits include Up the Garden Path, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God?, The Aftermath, The Colony and Cast Iron, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Lisa is a recipient of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights and the K.M. Hunter Theatre Award. She has been playwright-in-residence at a number of theatres, including Canadian Stage, Nightwood Theatre, the Blyth Festival and the Shaw Festival.
Playwright-in-Person has been part of Theatre Ontario Festival since 1999. The program brings professional playwrights to Festival communities for script readings, Q&A, and more. Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s “Play Connect” program, funded by the Canada Council.
We are also excited to welcome Playwrights Canada Press who will be bringing plays for sale on Friday and Saturday of Festival, with their usual Festival discount—30% off one or two books, 50% off for three or more.
Theatre Ontario Festival is our annual celebration of community theatre in the province. It’s a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions, a symposium for passionate and dedicated community theatre artists, a celebration of excellence in community theatre, and a destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province. Festival 2018 is hosted by London Community Players, in partnership with Theatre Ontario and the Western Ontario Drama League.