Christine Foster

Christine Foster is the author of three plays commissioned for Solar Stage Theatre, Toronto and one for The Lighthouse Festival, Port Dover, Ontario. In 1998 she co-founded the family theatre company, Cliffhanger Productions and wrote six plays based on world mythology, one of which, Bluffer's Moon, won Toronto's Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Production in 2004. She also won Best New Play at Storybook Theatre, Calgary with a show for young audiences. Other stage work includes book and lyrics for five musicals written with composer Phyllis Cohen. In addition to serving as Script Editor on CTV's The Littlest Hobo, extensive radio and television credits range from CBS's Friday the 13th and Top Cops to Family Channel's Mentors.  Full length plays include Wit's End, which won Best New Play of Summer at  Evolution Theatre, Ohio, and Pan's Cradle, based on the life of Kenneth Grahame.  Christine has had many ten minute plays produced world wide including  "Winter Light" which was first runner up in Fusion's 2013 "The Seven" competition. She also acted as Artistic Director of Diez Minutos, the first Annual 10 Minute Play Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she  worked for several years as a dramaturge and director for Players Workshop Theatre.  In 2014  her new adaptation of Kipling's Just So Stories, Just So! was produced at the Brighton Fringe, UK, at The Kipling Festival Rottingdean and as a school tour and in 2015 her new play about the troubled young Kipling, The Fever Trees  was workshopped at the Festival and her adaptation of Rikki Tikki Tavi was performed by local children. Her most recent full length Four Thieves' Vinegar set in a prison cell during the Black Death of 1665 received a workshop and public reading at the 6th Annual Women's Work Festival in Newfoundland in 2012, was then developed by 42nd Theatre Company in the UK and enjoyed a highly successful three week run at Barons Court Theatre in London in March, 2017, garnering five "Four Star" reviews.

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