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Lisa Codrington

Lisa Codrington is a first generation Canadian whose family emigrated from Barbados to Winnipeg, Manitoba. She currently resides in Toronto where she is playwright-in-residence at Theatre Direct Canada and co-director of Youth Initiatives at Nightwood Theatre, where her first play Cast Ironreceived its world premiere in association with Obsidian Theatre Company. Most recently Cast Ironreceived its Caribbean premiere at Frank Collymore Hall in Barbados, WI. It has been published inCanadian Theatre Review and Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and heard on CBC Radio’s "Out Front" and "Sunday Showcase." In 2006 it was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award. As an actor, Lisa has performed for Mirvish Productions, Prairie Theatre Exchange, the Winnipeg and Toronto Fringe Festivals, the Hysteria Festival, and Toronto’s SummerWorks Theatre Festival. Lisa has a BA in criminology from the University of Manitoba as well as a BFA Honours in acting from Ryerson University.