Marie Beath Badian
Marie Beath Badian is an award-winning, Filipino-Canadian writer and playwright based in T’karonto [Toronto, Ontario, Canada].
Her plays Prairie Nurse and The Waltz are part of a multi-generational trilogy spanning fifty-years, set in rural Saskatchewan. The third play, The Cottage Guest, is in development. All three are commissions of The Blyth Festival.
Marie Beath is a two-time alumnus of The Banff Playwrights Lab. Her commissions include Prairie Theatre Exchange, The Blyth Festival, Young People’s Theatre and The Stratford Festival. She developed work in the playwright units of Cahoots Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper Playwrights Circle and The Factory Theatre. She was the Playwright-in-Residence at fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company, Project:Humanity and The Blyth Festival.
She is the 2022 Recipient of The Playwright Guild of Canada’s Tom Hendry Award for New Drama and a 2023 Honourable Mention for the Herman Voaden Prize for her play Common: A Trilogy. She was co-nominated along with Romeo Candido for a 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing/Web-series for the CBC Gem Series Topline.
Her work is published by Playwrights’ Canada Press and Scirocco Drama.