Canada Council Playwright in residence
Andrea Scott is an actor, playwright and producer originally from London, Ontario. Her first play, Eating Pomegranates Naked, won the RBC Arts Professional Award, and was named Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Production at the 2013 SummerWorks Festival. Better Angels: A Parable won the SummerWorks Award for Production in August 2015 and was recognized as Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production by NOW Magazine. It had its US debut at the Athena Festival in Chicago, was adapted for CBC’s PlayMe podcast series and was published in 2018 (along with Eating Pomegranates Naked) by Scirocco Press. Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife, won the Cayle Chernin Award for theatre in 2016 and was followed by a successful run at SummerWorks (Outstanding Performance, NOW Magazine). Recent productions include Every Day She Rose, co-written with Nick Green, produced by Nightwood Theatre in November 2019, and Controlled Damage at Neptune Theatre in February 2020. Andrea was also the artist in residence at bcurrent performing arts and at MiratecArts on the Pico Islands.