Catherine Banks was inspired to begin writing plays after she saw a production of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-Soeurs.
Her plays include It is Solved by Walking; Bone Cage; Three Storey Ocean View; Bitter Rose; and The Summer of the Piping Plover. Bitter Rose aired on Bravo! Canada.
Bone Cage, produced in 2007 went on to win the Governor General’s Award for Literature (English) Drama in 2008. Catherine received Nova Scotia’s Established Artist Award for her body of work in 2008.
Catherine's plays are characterized by black humour, and compelling dramatic metaphor. It is Solved by Walking, which premiered in May 2011 (Urban Curvz, Calgary) is being translated into Catalan by Tant per Tant and will be one of three Canadian plays to tour Catalonia in the fall of 2012.
She is currently working on an adaptation of the Canadian classic The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler and a road-trip play inspired by the music of American rapper, Missy Elliot. She has two grown children and she lives and writes in Sambro, Nova Scotia (Canada).
(Photo Credit: Heidi Hamilton)
|Governor General’s Literary Award for Literature||Drama (English Language)||2008||Bone Cage|
|Nova Scotia's 'Established Artist Award'||(Awarded for a Body of Work)||2008|
|Theatre B.C. National Playwriting Special Merit Award||2002||Bone Cage|
|Silver Medal - du Maurier National Play Competition||1995||Three Storey, Ocean View|
|Shortlisted for the Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights||2011|
|Governor General's Award for Literature||Drama (English)||2012||It Is Solved by Walking|