Leanna Brodie

Leanna Brodie is an actor, playwright, and translator whose work has been performed from Halifax to Vancouver, from London to Auckland. Her plays The Vic, For Home and Country, The Book of Esther, and Schoolhouse are published by Talonbooks. She is a noted translator of Québécois playwrights: the 2019-2020 season alone saw productions in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Chicago, as well as five scheduled English-language premieres: David Paquet’s 2019 Jessie Award-winning The Shoe (The Cherry Artspace, Ithaca, NY) and Wildfire (Upstream Theater, St. Louis, MO) as well as Annie Broccoli’s Stella and the Time Machine Journey (Lune Rouge, Arlington TX) took place, while Joe Jack et John’s Violette (Espace Libre, Montréal, QC) and Sébastien Harrisson’s From Alaska (Ruby Slippers/Gateway Theatre, Vancouver, BC) were both cancelled due to Covid. Ulla’s Odyssey, her award-winning opera with Anthony Young, recently toured the UK with OperaUpClose. Brodie is an Artistic Associate at Ruby Slippers Theatre and an Associate of Playwrights Theatre Centre where she is co-writing Salesman in China with Jovanni Sy. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Calgary. www.leannabrodie.com


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