Francesca Albright

Francesca Albright is a playwright based in Victoria, BC.

She is the founder and co-artistic director of Castlereigh Theatre Project (alongside her brother, Jude Thaddeus Allen) whose mandate is to create documentary plays for the theatre. 

Their play Castle in the Sky made it’s debut in Calgary as part of Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival in 2011. It immediately toured Fort McMurray and the town where the story came from, Medicine Hat. In 2016, Castlereigh Theatre Project produced the full professional premiere in Victoria (Belfry Theatre Studio A) over a week long run. 

Together, they wrote two more docudramas: The Dublin Play (A Castlereigh Theatre Project and Guna Nua Theatre co-production in 2010) and Ocean Fox, about the toils and hardships of a master-diver in the Bahamas which was produced in Calgary at Sage’s Ignite Festival and in Victoria at the Belfry Theatre (Castlereigh Theatre Project & Sage Theatre Production) in 2013.

Francesca is a member of Alberta Playwrights’ Network, and has been since 2006, where she studied playwrighting under mentor, playwright and dramaturg, Gordon Pengilly.