Festival Playwright in Residence – Michaela Jeffery

Femme Folks Fest 2021 is delighted to host Michaela Jeffery as our first Festival Playwright In Residence. We are proud to present Michaela In Conversation (with Director Laurel Green) on International Women’s Day March 8 and PlayConnect Reading from her own work March 17. In addition, Michaela will be in Residence throughout the festival to meet with writers.

Michaela (she/her) is an Alberta based playwright and graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. Recent writing credits include: Incendiary (a radio drama), The Extractionist, commissioned by Vertigo Theatre (Calgary, AB), text creation for Persephone Bound, Imago Theatre (Montreal, QC), WROL (Without Rule of Law), Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK) – nominated for a 2020 SATAward for Outstanding Original Script, Wolf on the Ringstrasse, Spirit Fire Theatre (Calgary, AB), The Listening Room, Cardiac Theatre (Edmonton, AB) in conjunction with The Azimuth Theatre & Downstage Performance Society; The Listening Room received its American premiere Off Broadway in November 2019 with Nylon Fusion Theatre Co. (NYC, NY). Always, The Cultch Emerging Artist Festival (Vancouver, BC), Hardscrabble Road, GODHEAD, (Shortlist, Headwaters New Play Festival – Creede, Colorado; The Sunset Theatre, Wells, BC), Sundogs (Holding Hollow Productions; Edmonton International Fringe Festival), and others. Her short play Expanding Concepts of Dislocated Space (And Associated Boundaries) was published in the July 2018 edition of Bare Fiction Magazine (UK Publication).

Michaela was a recent finalist in the Alberta Playwrights Network 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition with her play WROL (Without Rule of Law) as well as a finalist for the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award for her play The Listening Room and recipient of the national Enbridge Playwrights Award (Emerging Category) for her developing play, Going West. Learn more about other projects and upcoming works at www.michaelajeffery.com.

Office Hours in Gather

Along with her Public Reading and Artist Talk, Festival Playwright in Residence Michaela Jeffery is delighted to meet with local playwrights to chat and discuss a pre-submitted sample of their writing, maximum 10 pages.

There are a limited number of these one-to-one opportunities.

If interested, please select the a time at right.  Each time period is for 1-hour.  Office Hours will be held in the Festival Playwright in Residence’s Office in Gather. You will need a Festival Pass to enter Gather.  You can accesses that for free here.

Once you’ve selected a time, Festival Staff will contact you to confirm the appointment and make arrangements for the writing submission.

Questions?  Reach out to Festival Staff at:  hello@previous.femmefolksfest.ca

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