Lisa Codrington


Lisa Codrington is a Toronto-­based actor and writer. Her writing has been produced in Toronto, Niagara-­on-­the-­Lake, Winnipeg, and Barbados, and has been published by Playwrights Canada Press, McGraw-­Hill Ryerson and in Canadian Theatre Review. Lisa is a recipient of the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights and the K.M. Hunter Theatre Award. She has been playwright-­in-­residence at a number of theatres, including Canadian Stage, Nightwood Theatre, the Blyth Festival and the Shaw Festival. Selected writing credits include The Prescription – 21 Black Futures (Obsidian/CBC) The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (Shaw Festival, Karamu House); Up the Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre); The Aftermath (Groundswell Festival, Femfest); The Colony – Opera to Go (Tapestry); and Cast Iron (Nightwood Theatre & Obsidian Theatre – shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama). Currently, Lisa is developing two new plays and is playwright in residence at Why Not Theatre.

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