Roseneath Theatre is thrilled to have two playwrights-in-residence:
Chris Craddock is an Edmonton based Actor/Producer/Writer, proud to be associated with Roseneath Theatre. Chris’ theatre work in Canada covers a range from Theatre for Young Audiences to alt-musicals. His musicals BASH’d (co-written and performed with Nathan Cuckow) and BoyGroove were produced commercially in Toronto and New York City and the latter received a 2007 GLAAD Media Award. Chris Craddock returns to Roseneath after our successful productions of his plays Wrecked and The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh.
“Right now I am meeting with youth workers and inner city kids, hearing their stories. I am really proud of their trust, and I am excited to bring their honesty to the stage for high school audiences,” says Chris. “Roseneath has been my Theatre for Young Audiences home for the last decade, and I am so excited to work on this new project with them!”
Beatriz Pizano is a playwright, director, actor and Artistic Director of Aluna Theatre, a company that creates innovative, original plays that deal with pressing issues and inspire social change. Her trilogy about women and war in Colombia received a total of four Dora Mavor Moore awards and three nominations in the category of Outstanding New Play.
“I’m honoured to develop my first play for young audiences at Roseneath. They produce some of the best theatre in this genre by taking risks that create great art,” says Beatriz. “Most of all, I am grateful that they support a project that deals with the struggles of young refugees, and especially from a little known magical country like Colombia.”
Roseneath Theatre would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support of Beatriz’s residency.