Marie Beath is a playwright, performer, director and dramaturge.
As a playwright, Marie Beath’s work includes Prairie Nurse [Blyth Festival], The Making of St. Jerome [Next Stage Theatre Festival, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards], Mind Over Matter [part of AutoShow, Convergence Theatre], and Novena [UnoFestival Victoria, Toronto Fringe Festival]. In addition to a CBC Radio Drama adaptation of Novena, she has also written for CBC Radio’s Outfront.
She was the 2008-2009 Playwright-in-Residence at fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company and the 2011 Playwright-in-Residence with Project Humanity. Marie Beath was a member of the 2010 HotHouse Playwright Unit at Cahoots Theatre Company and a member of the 2013 Tarragon Playwright Unit.
Her directing and dramaturgy credits include Reverend Jonah [Blyth Festival – nominated for 2008 Governor General’s Award], Kensington [CrossCurrents], and Future Folk [Sulong Collective/Theatre Passe Muraille]. Marie Beath spent two seasons as Director of the Blyth Festival Young Company, two seasons as Co-Director of Youth Programs at Nightwood Theatre and two season as Associate Artistic Director/Associate Artist at Theatre Direct Canada. She spent five seasons as the Program Director for the Play Creation Unit at Carlos Bulosan Theatre.
Marie Beath has worked with a several Outreach and Education Programs including Cahoots Theatre Projects/Crossing Gibraltar, Children’s Peace Theatre, The Paprika Festival, Theatre Revolve, Theatre Passe Muraille, Roseneath Theatre and Young People’s Theatre. She is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School.