Jason Patrick Rothery

Jason Rothery has produced full-length work as a playwright and collaborative creator, including the space between us (Tziporah Productions), birth: e e cummings in song (Soulpepper), Wedgie (Upintheair), Something to Do with Death, Politiko (Ghost River), The Drop, and _Re:Generation (THEATREboom). He was the co-creator of The Walking Fish Festival (Vancouver), co-founder and festival director of the Calgary International Fringe Festival, resident playwright of the second Soulpepper Academy, and the erstwhile artistic director of Ghost River Theatre (Calgary), where he mounted dozens of productions and tours including NiX, presented as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. He is currently a PhD student in communication studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, where he is studying how historical and contemporary narrative systems manifest in various media platforms, including theatre and video games. As a component of his doctoral research, he is adapting China Miéville’s celebrated novel The City & The City for a co-production between Vancouver-based theatre companies Upintheair and The Only Animal.