Polly Phokeev

Polly Phokeev is a Toronto-based playwright and actor. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with high distinction specializing in drama, in which she received the John Wolfe McColl Memorial Award. She is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Optional Residency) at the University of British Columbia, where she holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award for her thesis work in prose fiction. 

In 2015, Polly workshopped her play Seams with director Mikaela Davies at the Paprika Festival, starring Nancy Palk. Seams was then produced at the Summerworks Festival 2015, starring Clare Coulter (*NOW Magazine: Outstanding Direction, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Ensemble). Recently Polly wrote a site specific play, How We Are, co-developed with director Mikaela Davies, to two sold out runs in Toronto - later featured as a reading at the DaPoPo Festival in Halifax, NS (October 2016) and in production at the Kick and Push Festival in Kingston, ON (July 2017). She is the recipient of the 2016 Safe Words New Canadian Play Award and the 2016 MyTheatre Award for Outstanding New Work (Small) with How We Are.

She is currently developing How We Are with Davies into a three part series that takes place in site specific locations across Toronto.