Ruth Lawrence is a nationally recognized director, writer, and actor in film and theatre. In 2020, her debut narrative film, Little Orphans, won the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature at the Whistler Film Festival. In 2019, she directed the documentary Circus by Komatik. Her writing for theatre includes the children’s folktale adaptation of Kate Crackerberry. She is the artistic director of White Rooster Theatre. Her plays and poetry have been published in anthologies by Breakwater Books, Signature Editions, the Waterford Institute, and Playwrights Canada Press.