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First Name Laurie
Last Name Fyffe
Member Since October 14, 2021
City Ottawa
State ON
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
Website lauriefyffeplaywright.com
Bio LAURIE FYFFE is a playwright, dramaturge, and Artistic Director of Evolution Theatre. Her most recent play Beowulf In Afghanistan was presented online at the 2021 Ottawa Fringe Festival. In May of 2020, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, a public presentation of her play Exciting Cause was presented online in cooperation with Ottawa’s TACTICS Series. Other plays have been produced at the Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Blyth Festival, and Theatre Kingston. From 2014 to 2017, Laurie was Managing Artistic Director of Ottawa StoryTellers (OST), where she adapted James Bartleman’s Raisin Wine (2014), and co-wrote A Winter Tale: The Journey of the Blind Harper (2015). In March 2018, Laurie’s play Mirage: The Arabian Adventure of Gertrude Bell received a reading as part of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival, and Being Helen received a workshop and public reading courtesy of the Ergo Pink Arts Festival. In 2010, Laurie received her MA in Theatre from the University of Ottawa, where she subsequently taught the Principles of Play Analysis. At Algonquin College, from 2019 to 2020, Laurie taught Introduction To Research in the Professional Writing Program. Since the fall of 2017, Laurie has taught Scriptwriting for Actors at Algonquin College, School of Media Design.
Publications The Malaysia Hotel: ONTARIO PLAYWRIGHTS: Eight Short Plays published by Theatre Ontario, Playwrights Canada Press. The Malaysia Hotel & Tulips: SHE SPEAKS monologues for women, complied and edited by Judith Thompson, Playwrights Canada Press. The Golden Horn: GOING IT ALONE: Plays by Women For Solo Performers; Edited by Kit Brennan, Nuage Editions. The Sand: ESCAPE ACTS: Seven Canadian One-Act Plays; Edited by Colleen Curran, Nuage Editions. A Field of Flowers (Monologue): THE PERFECT PIECE; Editor: Tony Hamill, Playwrights Canada Press Aunt Hannah (Monologue) ANOTHER PERFECT PIECE; Editor: Tony Hamill, PCP Playwrights Guild of Canada titles: The Passion, Ballad For a Rumrunner's Daughter, Aunt Hannah Meets Joe River, Paradise Express, A Field of Flowers, Bush Fire. Playwrights Guild of Canada website for Copy Scripts: https://www.canadianplayoutlet.com/ Laurie writes for Capital Critics Circle. Her reviews may be found at capitalcriticscircle.com.
Other Memberships Laurie is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity (CAEA) and the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PG).
Genres Drama, History, Playwriting, Scriptwriting, Short Stories
Available For Readings, Workshops, Book Club Meetings
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Editing, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Research, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Storytelling