Alison Lawrence

Alison is a writer and actor. Her play Piece by Piece premiered at the Next Stage Festival in January 2015, and was presented as part of the New American Voices series in London, U.K.   The Thing Between Us premiered in an independent production at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace in the fall of 2014 and was subsequently shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada's Carol Bolt Award.   Alison wrote and starred in The Catering Queen, which had two sold-out, critically acclaimed runs: first at the Toronto Fringe winning Pick of the Fringe and NOW Magazine’s Outstanding New Play of the Fringe, and in an independent production at the Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space. The Catering Queen was published by Scirocco Drama in the fall of 2011. 

Alison’s other work includes And All For Love, which premiered at the National Arts Centre, and bittergirl, co-authored with Annabel Fitzsimmons and Mary Francis Moore, (also published by Scirocco Drama) which has had sold-out runs in Toronto, in theatres across Canada and in London, England.  The bittergirls also co-wrote the self-help guide Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped, published by Penguin Canada, Plume U.S. and in Brazil.  Bittergirl - the musical had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the Charlottetown Festival in the summer of 2015 and will be seen in productions at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, Winnipeg's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and at the Arts Club in Vancouver and on tour across the Lower Mainland of B.C. during the 2016-2017 season. 

Alison has also written the one-woman show Biff, in which she gave birth onstage, Going For Groceries, a play for mother and 10-year-old girl, and personal essays for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post. She is the co-producer with Mary Francis Moore of the indie theatre company the mcguffin company.