Ingrid Hansen Smythe

Ingrid Hansen Smythe (BMus, BA, MA) has published three books – Dwynwen’s Feast (a novel about food, ethics, religion, sex, cats, and bananas), and two books for middle school readers and up, entitled Stories for Animals and Poetry for Animals. In 2007 she won the Robert C. Hayes Playwrights award for her children’s musical The Velveteen Beaver, which was produced by Calgary’s Storybook Theatre in 2008. In 2011, Storybook Theatre produced her second musical for children, Bumbles’ Big Christmas Adventure, to sold-out audiences. Visit Ingrid Hansen Smythe at




Award Category Year Play
Robert C. Hayes Playwrights Competition Children's Theatre 2007