Lucia Frangione

Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced award winning playwright and actor residing in Vancouver. She has had twenty eight plays produced, including: In a Blue Moon (Arts Club Theatre/Western Canada Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse), Off Leash (Fugue Theatre) and just participated in writing the collective creation Big Bad with Boca del Lupo. She wrote: Maid for a Musket (St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival) Etienne (a podplay, Richmond Gateway and Neworld Theatre) Leave of Absence (Pacific Theatre, ACTivist Theatre) FRESCO (Bellaluna, VICC) Paradise Garden (Arts Club) Holy Mo (Pacific) Espresso (Pacific, Belfry, PTE, teatr Powszechny Warsaw) MMM (Ruby Slippers) Cariboo Magi (Lambs Players San Diego) Chickens, Christmas On The Air (Chemainus) Wobbling Madonna (Solo Collective). Her new play, Diamond Willow, has music composed by John Mann (Spirit of the West) and has been commissioned by PTE, Winnipeg, and was developed at PTC's playwright's colony in Vancouver. She has two plays in development: Holy Mo a Christmas Show for Pacific Theatre and an adaptation of The Thin Man for Vertigo Theatre. She is published by Talon books and received training through Studio 58 and Rosebud School of the Arts. Lucia currently teaches an introduction to playwriting summer course at Langara college as well as two online ten month courses (intro and advanced playwriting) through Rosebud School Of The Arts. Lucia works across Canada as a professional actor. Recent credits include: Vicki/Ms Baker/Lucia, In the Unlikely Event of War (Pi Theatre/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) Estelle, No Exit (Electric Co/Virtual Stage/Theatre Calgary/WCTC/Buddies in Bad Times/ACT San Francisco) Myrtle in the Canadian premiere of Brief Encounter (Vancouver Playhouse/MTC) Pam, The Fully Monty (Persephone SK) PG, NiX (ATP). 


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Award Category Year Play
Sydney Risk Playwright Award outstanding new play by an emerging playwright 2001
Gordon Armstrong award playwright 1997 Holy Mo and Spew Boy
Gordon Armstrong award playwright 2005
CAEA Stage West National Award emerging artist 2004 Espresso
Amnesty International ACTivist Theatre award new play contest 2011
Sydney Risk Outstanding new play by an emerging playwright 2000 Cariboo Magi