Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Obsidian Theatre Welcome's our 2011/12 Playwrights Unit

Obsidian Theatre would like to welcome our new crop of exciting emerging writers to our 2011/12 Playwrights Unit: Audrey Dwyer, Andrea Scott, and Meghan Swaby. Keep an eye out for what these talented ladies will accomplish over the next season. 

Audrey Dwyer has been working as a theatre artist for over ten years. Recent theatre work includes Studio 180's The Overwhelming, Canadian Stage's Dream in High Park, Obsidian Theatre's Black Medea, Mirvish/MTC's Medea. Television and Film Work credits include Da Kink in My Hair, The Ron James Show, The State Within, Man of the Year and Atom Egoyan's Where The Truth Lies. Audrey was the Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre, is a Dora-Nominated director for Darrah Teitel's The Apology and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

Andrea Scott was raised in London, Ontario and knew she wanted to be an actor when she saw Philip Akin in A Warm Wind in China at the Grand Theatre in 1989. She moved to Toronto in 1991 to study theatre and drama studies at the University of Toronto where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 1997.  Within a few years she had played parts in productions at Buddies in Bad Times (The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told), Theatre Passe Muraille (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf), CanStage (Omnium Gatherum), Factory Theatre (who knew grannie), Manitoba Theatre for Young People (Kindness) and travelled Canada & the US in shows for Roseneath Theatre in Smokescreen and Danny, King of the Basement. Most recent productions have been The Nile in the Toronto Fringe Festival and The Remarkable Flight of Marnie McPhee with Carousel Players. Andrea is looking forward to the exciting challenges that being in the Obsidian Playwrights Unit will bring.

Meghan is a Toronto born and raised actor/writer. She has written and performed in Who the Hell is
Eleanor? at Hysteria festival (2007) and rock.paper.sistahz festival ( 2008, 2010).   Meghan had a staged
reading of her first full length play, little sara aka the clicking venus at the Groundswell festival ( 2011) , after
developing it for a year in Nightwood Theatre's Write from the Hip program.  Last year she completed the rAiz’n ensemble training program with b current. Meghan graduated from the University of Windsor and holds a BFA in acting. Some theatre credits include: wise. woman (b current), Half Life (BFCF/ Rose Theatre), The rAiz'n Beauty Project (rps 9 and Waves festival/ Luminato 2010), Tough! (Magnetic North 2010), Radiance (b current), Bullet for Adolf ( Hart House), Tout Comme Elle ( Necessary Angel/Luminato 2011) and The Physical Ramifications of Attempted Global Domination (Birdtown and Swanville /Summerworks 2011).