About Heather Morrow

 

I don’t remember not being able to read, but I didn’t learn to write until I got to school. So for about three years I was making up stories and had no way to get them out, except to… act them out. And so it was that, years later, I realized I had known what I was — a playwright — before I knew the name for it. Lucky me!

Photo by Nicole Diebert

Photo by Nicole Diebert

Playwriting credits:

  • The Ugly Princess, Alberta Drama Festival Association’s One-Act Festival, Edmonton, February 2015
  • It Started With an Allergy, Alberta Drama Festival Association’s One-Act Festival, Edmonton, February 2013
  • A Hate Story, Alberta Drama Festival Association’s One-Act Festival, Edmonton, February 2012 – remounted as part of Stories of Love & Hate, Edmonton Fringe, August 2012
  • Mischief in Fez, adapted from the children’s novel by Eleanor Hoffmann, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, February 2011
  • Take a Bite, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland, August 2007 – remounted at the Calgary and Edmonton Fringes, July-August 2011
  • RSVP, scene produced as part of Merry-Go-Round , Sound and Fury Theatre, Edmonton, May 2005
  • Hotbox, Theatre Squared, Edmonton Fringe Festival, August 2001
  • Body Language, NextFest, Theatre Network, Edmonton, June 2000: dramaturg April Bannigan
  • Did You Know Lilacs are Poisonous?, Theatre Squared, February 2000
  • Crushed, An Evening of One-Acts, Walterdale Playhouse, Edmonton, June 1997: dramaturg Vern Thiessen
  • The Last Cup of Coffee I’ll Ever Make, Carnival of Shrieking Youth, April 1996
  • It Couldn’t Happen Here, Carnival of Shrieking Youth, April 1995

Grants and Awards:

Outstanding Performer, Alberta Drama Festival Association’s One-Act Festival, Edmonton, February 2015

Honourable Mention for Performance, Alberta Drama Festival Association’s One-Act Festival, Edmonton, February 2013
Calgary Critics Association (Critter) Award nominee for Best New Play, Take a Bite, 2012
Winner of CYPT’s Building Bridges playwriting competition, 2010
First-runner-up in the Calgary 24 Hour Playwriting Competition, Alberta Playwrights Network, February 2009
Production grant from the Canada House Arts Trust, London, England, for Take a Bite, January 2007
Individual Writer’s Project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2000
Honorarium and per diem from Playwrights Atlantic, 1998

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