Sally Stubbs writing bio, August 2018
An award-winning playwright and educator, Sally also directs, acts and produces. Her scripts, published by Scirocco Drama, have been presented in Canada, Sweden, India, South Africa and the U.S. Sally’s new play Our Ghosts, a semi-finalist for the 2018 Ashland New Play Festival, was selected for presentation at the 2018 Women Playwrights International Conference in Santiago, Chile and is listed for 2020 publication. Our Ghosts awaits its premiere.
In process: Polly & the Penthouse, a musical being co-written with composer, Britt MacLeod, and developed by Fugue Theatre, Touchstone Theatre and Vancouver’s legendary Penthouse Nightclub; Underbelly, a TV pilot Sally’s adapting from her play And Bella Sang With Us; a drama text targeting post-secondary educators co-written with Dr. Sharon Wahl; and a magical staged reading with live sound and music of Spinning You Home being guided by Sarah Rodgers for Spinners Collective and presented at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Sally is thrilled to be collaborating with director, Lynna G. Smith, and an amazing team on The Centurions Project, a community engaged project focusing on youth, based on her script Centurions and slated for 2019 production.
Sally’s education includes graduate degrees from UVic in Writing and Art History and professional theatre training in Canada, the US and the UK. Selected honours and theatre-related awards: 4thAnnual Writer in Residence, City of Richmond; Enbridge Award (Established Playwright), ATP/Enbridge; 3rdAnnual Canada Peace Play Award (now the Uprising Award), U. of Calgary and Downstage; residencies with Touchstone Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre and the University of Lethbridge; and a Prime Minister’s Award for her work with theatre and youth.
Past volunteer commitments include serving on the Boards of Touchstone Theatre and the Playwrights Theatre Centre and acting as Chair and Editor of the Women’s Caucus of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Sally is proud and happy to be one of the initiators and a member of the steering committee of The CASA Project: a charitable arm of the Playwrights Guild of Canada which exists to create meaningful connections between Canadian and African women-identified playwrights and annually award one woman playwright living in South Africa with financial and artistic support.
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