Bethany Lake

Bethany Lake is a playwright, novelist, poet and Artistic Director/Founder of Demasquer Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is the National Forum Maritime Representative for Playwrights Guild of Canada as well as Peer Reviewer and Copyeditor for the Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia).

In 2007, she co-wrote an adaptation of an original short story entitled A Spider's Tale for Dalhousie University's 2007-2008 season. Her 2013 play, A Healthy War, was a hit with both audiences and critics alike. A Healthy War both "nailed the inexorable tug of youthful passion" and "had the audience flinching and turning away" (The Coast).  "Filled with powerful performances and fuelled by an engrossing story, A Healthy War makes for riveting theatre" - The Coast.

Bethany's recent plays include A Healthy WarThe Prince of Pig Alley and No Animal.

No Animal has been published in The Furious Gazelle, an online literary magazine based out of New York City. On No Animal: "the writing is taut" - The Coast.

Bethany is currently at work on a new play as well as a fiction manuscript. In Winter 2017, she was a Reader for the Short Form Creative Non-Fiction category of the Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts.

Her poetry collection, Us: Inside Out, was shortlisted for the 2017 Nova Writes Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts with the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

Bethany earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Dalhousie University and went on to continue her playwriting development at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, ON. Affiliations include Eastern Front Theatre's Playwright's Unit, the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and the Playwright's Atlantic Resource Centre.