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Alison Lawrence

Alison is a writer, actor, independent theatre producer and co-creator of bittergirl and Bittergirl – the musical.  Her play The Thing Between Us was produced independently at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, and was shortlisted for the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt Award. Her play Piece by Piece was produced as part of the Next Stage Festival in Toronto and as part of the New American Voices series in London, England. Alison’s other work includes The Catering Queen, which she also starred in.  It had two sold-out, critically acclaimed runs: at the Toronto Fringe, (Pick of the Fringe and NOW Magazine’s Outstanding New Play), and in an independent production at the Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space.  The Catering Queen and Bittergirl are published by Scirocco Drama.  Her play And All For Love was developed by the English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa and premiered there to sold-out houses. She developed The Right with Toronto’s Studio 180 Theatre, and her yet-to-premiere play Packing Up was part of the NAC’s #CanadaPerforms pandemic relief livestream series from St. John’s NFLD.  In March 2020 her play Too Close to Home opened and closed at Theatre Orangeville due to COVID-19.  She is an alumna of the Banff Playwrights Lab and a MacDowell Fellow (New Hampshire, USA). 

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