Wren Brian

Wren is a playwright who started her career in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada (territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation & Ta’an Kwäch’än Council) where she was born and raised. Currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory, she is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre & Film Honours Program specializing in acting, directing and filmmaking. In addition to playwriting she also works as an arts administrator and producer.

In her writing she is dedicated to creating characters that can be played by actors of any gender, ancestry, ability, and/or age. By writing characters like this she hopes to contribute to equity in the industry while exploring themes and questions important to a wide range of humanity.

Her play “Anomie” won the 2017 Harry S. Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and her play “Bystander” was one of three plays shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada Emerging Playwright Award in 2015. “Bystander” had its world premiere at Gwaandak Theatre in October 2018 directed by Clare Preuss.

Recently Wren wrote a 5-minute play for Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 which has been shown at their events around the world, including Austria, Canada, Italy, Serbia, the UK, and the US. It will also soon be published along with the other CCTA 2021 plays.

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