About the Author Lisa Codrington

Lisa Codrington

Lisa Codrington is a first generation Canadian whose family emigrated from Barbados to Winnipeg, Manitoba. She currently resides in Toronto where she is playwright-in-residence at Theatre Direct Canada and co-director of Youth Initiatives at Nightwood Theatre, where her first play Cast Iron received its world premiere in association with Obsidian Theatre Company. Most recently Cast Iron received its Caribbean premiere at Frank Collymore Hall in Barbados, WI. It has been published in Canadian Theatre Review and Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and heard on CBC Radioâ??s "Out Front" and "Sunday Showcase." In 2006 it was nominated for the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award. As an actor, Lisa has performed for Mirvish Productions, Prairie Theatre Exchange, the Winnipeg and Toronto Fringe Festivals, the Hysteria Festival, and Torontoâ??s SummerWorks Theatre Festival. Lisa has a BA in criminology from the University of Manitoba as well as a BFA Honours in acting from Ryerson University.

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