Marie Beath Badian

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Marie Beath Badian is a Filipino-Canadian writer and theatre maker based in Toronto. She is best known for her play Prairie Nurse, which was commissioned and premiered at the Blyth Festival Theatre in Blyth, Ontario in 2013. Since then it has been produced across the country to sold-out audiences and enthusiastic acclaim. It is published by Scirocco Drama. In 2018 it was adapted into a four-part audio play for the CBC Podcast PlayME.

In 2022, her play Common had a workshop and reading at The National Theatre Studio in London, UK. It was long-listed in the top 30 for The 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – the U.K’s biggest national competition for playwriting. Her other plays include The Making of St. Jerome (Next Stage Theatre Festival, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards), Mind Over Matter (part of AutoShow, Convergence Theatre), and Novena (UnoFestival Victoria, Toronto Fringe Festival).

She was the Playwright-in-Residence at fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company, Project: Humanity and The Blyth Festival. Marie Beath has developed work in the playwright units of Cahoots Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre and the Banff Playwrights Lab.

Marie Beath has adapted work for CBC Radio Drama, written for CBC’s Outfront and was a writer for the CBC Gem series Topline.

UPCOMING: Marie Beath is working on the third play of the Prairie Nurse cycle: The Cottage Guest, commissioned by the Blyth Festival.

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