Leah is a Toronto based playwright, writer, theatre producer and Dora nominated director. She is currently developing a joint US/Canada creative collaboration adaptation of Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha” for Volcano Theatre and is the playwright-in-residence at the Blyth Festival. Along with Falen Johnson, she is the creator and co-host of “The Secret Life of Canada” a podcast about the untold and undertold history of Canada. Her play, “The Flood” will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in the fall of 2018 and she is editing “Black Comedy” an anthology of comedic pieces by black and brown writers. As a producer Leah has worked for the Luminato Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts and was the Artistic Producer for Obsidian Theatre, the largest theatre company dedicated to forwarding the work of Black Canadian artists from 2010 to 2014. She has completed residencies with Playwright’s Workshop Montreal, Cahoots Theatre and The Stratford Festival of Canada. Leah was a member of the Second City Toronto’s Touring Company and she is 1/3 of Soft Targets, which was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in 2016. She is a first generation Canadian originally from Spruce Grove, Alberta whose family hails from Barbados W.I . Leah is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Theatre program.
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