Anusree Roy

Anusree Roy is a Governor General’s Award nominated writer, and actor whose work has toured nationally. Her plays include: Brothel # 9, Roshni, Letters to my Grandma and Pyaasa. Her Opera librettos include: The Golden Boy and Noor over Afghan. Her latest libretto Phoolan Devi will premiere at N.Y.C in the fall of 2014.

She holds a B.A from York University and an M.A from the University to Toronto. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Jones Roy and has been published by the Playwright’s Canada Press. Her plays and performances have won her three Dora Mavor Moore Awards along with multiple nominations. She is the recipient of the K.M.Hunter Award, RBC Emerging Artist Award, The Carol Bolt Award and The Siminovitch Protégé Prize. Anusree’s playwright-in-residence include: Factory Theatre, The Blyth Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille and Canadian Stage Company. She is currently developing her very first TYA play, "Sultans of the Street" which is being produced at Young People’s Theatres 2013/2014 season.


Award Category Year Play
Dora Mavor Moore Award Outstanding New Play for "Pyaasa" 2008
Dora Mavor Moore Award Outstanding Performance by a Female for "Pyaasa' 2008
RBC Emerging Artist Award Theatre 2009
Dora Mavor Moore Award Outstanding New Play for "Brothel # 9" 2011
K. M Hunter Artist Award Theatre 2011
Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 2011 Brothel # 9
Carol Bolt Award for Playwriting 2011 Brothel # 9
Governor General's Award. Theatre 2013 Brothel # 9
Siminovitch Protege Prize Theatre. 2012