Laurie Fyffe

Laurie Fyffe is a playwright, dramaturge, actor, and the Artistic Director of Evolution Theatre, Ottawa. Plays include The Home Show (Evolution, 2017 Ottawa Fringe), The Secret Life of Emily/Frances (2015 Ottawa Fringe), In Kabul, a ten minute play premiered by New Theatre of Ottawa, and subsequently presented at the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival, Brisbane, Australia; The Malaysia Hotel, (SummerWorks 2001), The Serpent of the Nile (SummerWorks 2003), The Passion (Theatre Kingston 2002), Ballad for a Rumrunner's Daughter (Blyth 1995), Aunt Hannah (Factory Theatre 1994), Paradise Express (Tarragon 1993), and A Field of Flowers (Blyth 1991).

In December of 2010, Laurie completed her MA in Theatre & Dramaturgy at the University of Ottawa, where she subsequently taught. Laurie was Director of Development at Tarragon, 2004-2007, Fundraiser for Ottawa Little Theatre from 2010-2013, and Managing Artistic Director of Ottawa StoryTellers from 2014 to 2017. 

Laurie's plays explore women and particularly women and history. The Secret Life of Emily/Frances is about Frances Brooke, who wrote The History of Emily Montague, considered Canada's first novel, The Great Shoe War is based on the five years Laurie spent shining shoes on Toronto's Bay Street, and The Passion was inspired by the discovery that Laurie's great-great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Gerrard died in the Rockwood Asylum in 1901.