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Leanna Brodie

Leanna Brodie is an actor, translator, and playwright: The Vic, For Home and Country, The Book of Esther, and Schoolhouse, published by Talonbooks, are regularly performed across Canada. Ulla’s Odyssey, her award-winning opera with Anthony Young, has toured the UK. Her numerous translations include works by Théâtre Motus’ Hélène Ducharme (whose acclaimed Baobab has toured North America and China with over six hundred performances) and Christian Bégin (whose After Me earned five Jessie nominations for Ruby Slippers Theatre) as well as Catherine Léger’s Opium 37, Rébecca Déraspe’s You Are Happy, and Louise Bombardier’s My Mother Dog (published by Playwrights Canada Press) She has been playwright-in-residence at the Blyth Festival, 4th Line Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, and Gateway Theatre, and is currently an Associate of Playwrights Theatre Centre. Ruby Slippers premiered her translation of Catherine Léger’s I Lost My Husband! at the Gateway in March 2018, and sold out the entire run.

news | 2013-05-23
2013 Jessie Richardson Award Nominations for Talonbooks Playwrights

…small theatre category, Leanna Brodie, author of The Book of Esther , has been nominated for Best Actress for her …

news | 2011-06-20
Festival Players Open Up The Book of Esther

…will be performing in one of her own creations, The Book of Esther. In the rural community of Baker’s Creek the …

news | 2010-08-18
The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther by Leanna Brodie is currently running at the … but it does so in a very balanced way.” The Book of Esther is Brodie’s second premiere at the Blyth … Schoolhouse premiered as a sold-out hit in 2006. The Book of Esther plays at the Blyth Festival in repertory until …