Rose Napoli is a Toronto-based actor and playwright. Her first play, Oregano, premiered at the Storefront Theatre last year to sold out houses and critical acclaim. She has since taken part in playwright units with Nightwood Theatre and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Her plays include: Lo (Or Dear Mr Wells) – which can be heard as a radio drama at playmepodcast.com, Ten Creative Ways to Dispose of your Cremains, and Shrew (A Big Fat Italian Comedy Inspired by William Shakespeare). Recent acting credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Citadel Theatre and SLSF – for which she was nominated for a Capital Critics Award for Best Performance), Comedy of Errors (SLSF), Heart of Steel (Next Stage), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre). She is two-time participant in the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program and a graduate of the University of Windsor with a BFA in Acting and a Bachelor of Education. Upcoming: Rose will be performing, directing and assistant directing this summer with Shakespeare in the Ruff. In the fall, she will be performing Jamie with Roseneath in their US tour and will be writing and performing a new musical with Talk is Free Theatre, Offline.