Mishka Lavigne is a playwright and literary translator based in Ottawa/Gatineau. Her plays have been produced, read, and developed in Canada, France, Germany and the United States. Her plays include Cinéma, produced in April 2015 by the Théâtre la Catapulte and Théâtre Belvédère, and Murs, read at the 2017 Zones Théâtrales biennial. Her solo text for one actress, Vigile, was produced by Théâtre Rouge Écarlate in March 2017. Albumen, her first English-language play, was developed in the 2016 Banff Playwrights’ Lab and in a NNPN supported development workshop with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre under the direction of Cynthia White. Albumen was recently read at Red Tape Theatre in Chicago and will be produced in Ottawa in March 2019. Lavigne’s play Havre has been read in Montreal and Ottawa and at the prestigious Francophonies en Limousin Festival in Limoges, France, in 2016. Havre premiered in Saskatoon in September 2018 and will also be produced in Geneva in January 2019. The play is translated in English by Neil Blackadder (Haven) and in German by Frank Weigand (Hafen).
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