artist in residence
Rhiannon Collett is a queer-identified playwright and performer whose work focuses on themes of misogyny, sexuality and ritual.
Her first play, Miranda & Dave Begin Again, won the 2016 RBC Emerging Playwright Award, presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada, as well as Best of Fringe at the 2016 Montreal Fringe.
In 2017 Rhiannon’s work was presented as part of Driftwood Theatre’s Trafalgar 24 (Dream Dictionary Dead Boyfriend), Revolution They Wrote! A Short Feminist Works Festival (The Kissing Game), and The Rose Festival (WASP).
Upcoming projects include further development of WASP, commissioned by Nightswimming; two plays for young audiences in development with Montreal-based company Youtheatre; devised theatre piece The Revolutions with nationally-based company Spiderweb Show and Tragic Queens, a collaboration with live-art collective Cabal, for whom Rhiannon is the inaugural artist-in-residence.
Rhiannon is a renegade student of Concordia University (Honours English Literature and Creative Writing), and a proud graduate of both Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program (14-15) and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal’s Young Creators Unit.
CABAL values in building community by sharing resources, ideas and artistic space with fellow theatre artists. As Artist-in-Residence Rhiannon will have studio space, promotional and production aid as well as artistic support by the ensemble.