Briana Brown is a writer and director based in Toronto, Ontario.
Her first feature script, Almost, Again, based on her award-winning play, received an Honourable Mention in the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. She is continuing to develop it with Alexandra Breede (Head of Production, Open Palm Films), who first optioned it during her time in the Producing Program at the National Film & Television School in London, UK.
She has completed residencies and/or is a member of Playwrights’ Units at the following: Stratford Festival, Driftwood Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and has received development support from those theatres, as well as the Grand Theatre, Blyth Festival and Musical Stage Company.
Selected playwriting credits include: The Concessions (Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver, nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script), Wait (Theatre SKAM, Victoria BC), A Funeral Party (Safe Words National Play Award finalist), and Cassandra (Canadian fringe tour, Winnipeg’s FemFest).
Her one-act plays have been published in two anthologies, both available from Signature Editions.
Also a theatre director, select credits include: The Way Back to Thursday (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto and In Tune Festival, Vancouver), Pitch Blond (Next Stage Festival), and assisting Brad Fraser on the Canadian premiere of True Love Lies.
She is a graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing program (MFA), a current member of WIFT, and the Playwright’s Guild of Canada.