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Ann is a writer who goes beneath the surface of things. Her writing is moral and tender.”
Emissions: A Climate Comedy
"Best in Fest" at the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival
The top-selling play at the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival, Emissions: A Climate Comedy is an intelligent satire about the human dynamics behind climate change that will have you peeing your pants laughing. A modern Adam and Eve deal with anything from international negotiations to the office microwave, exploring what it is that makes humans piss in our own swimming pool.
visit climateplay.ca to download the script
Written to be easily be staged by schools, community groups, local theatre companies, or anyone with a bit of chutzpah, it's a play with a proven ability to get people together, laughing, and talking - three things quite needed to avoid frying the planet.
And it doesn't suck. Just ask the reviewers!
Awards and Honours
Canada Council for the Arts, Grant recipient / 2018-19
Writer-in-residence, Al Purdy A-frame, Grant recipient / 2019
Invited reader, ALSO Ottawa fundraiser for literacy programming (2018)
Quebec Writers' Association Mentorship Program, Fiction Protégé of Eliza Robertson (2018)
Kobzar Writer's Scholarship recipient - Humber School for Writers (2017)
"Stan's House" - Winner, Little Bird Writing Contest, Story is a State of Mind (2017)
"The Foundation" - Honourable Mention, The Fiddlehead short fiction contest (2017)
"Doing Better" - Longlisted, Carte Blanche/CNFC creative nonfiction contest (2017)
"The Generation After" - 2nd Runner-up, PRISM international creative non-fiction contest (2015)
"The Virgin", shortlisted, Sydney Short+Sweet Festival (2015)
"Emissions: A Climate Comedy" - "Best in Fest" at the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival
"Open Loop" featured in an Nuit Blanche Ottawa sound installation (2012)
"Open Loop" - Finalist, Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers (2005)