BRENNAN, Kit




Author Tags: Theatre

Playwright Kit Brennan was born in Vancouver in 1957, but grew up in Kingston. She was an actress for ten years prior to writing for the stage. She won first prize in 1992 in the Dramatic Grain Contest for her play, Magpie, and her play Spring Planting won the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Award in 1993. The next year her play Tiger's Heart won the 1994 Canadian National Playwrighting Competition Award in the full length play category. Tiger's Heart (Scirocco Drama, 1993) is a post-modern interpretation of the duplicitous life of a woman who masqueraded as 'Dr. James Barry' in order to study and practice medicine in South Africa in the early 1800s. Other plays include Hunger Striking (Theatre Passe Muraille) and Having (Centaur Theatre, 1999). Brennan was playwright-in-residence for the Centaur Theatre in Montreal (1997-98), then Associate Professor at Concordia University's Department of Theatre in Montreal, where she coordinates playwriting. She lives in Montreal.

[BCBW 2003] "Theatre"