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Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Playwright Profile

October 18, 2017

 

At the recent PARC AGM the Board thanked Ryan for his six years of service as PARC's N.B. representative. Griffith attended the PARC Colony in 2016 where he worked on the script for Fortune of Wolves  which is playing at the Open Space Theatre in Fredericton until the 22,and then touring through Woodstock, St. Andrews, Saint John, Moncton, Bathurst, Mirimichi and Sackville between October 24- 30.  PARC's Crake Library Intern Sabrina Stace is planning a Script Reading on the Mount Allison campus this fall of Griffith's play, Lutz.

Ryan Griffith grew up along the banks of the Saint John River in Lower Woodstock, New Brunswick. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ryan's play Lutz was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2011. His short play Shepody, Rage And Wolfe was featured as part of the National Elevator Project Plays produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Halifax.  In 2015 Ryan attended the Banff Playwrights Colony, and his play Wharf received an honourable mention in the 2015 Herman Voaden Competition. His play Returning Fire was produced by Theatre New Brunswick in 2016. His work has also been produced by NotaBle Acts Theatre Company and Solo Chicken Productions.  Ryan has taught several playwriting courses for St. Thomas University, and is currently serving as the playwright-in-residence for Theatre New Brunswick. Ryan is the Artistic Director of the Next Folding Theatre Company in Fredericton. 

Fortune of Wolves is inspired by playwright Ryan Griffith’s love for his home province and his deep fascination with elements of mystery and the unknown. Each performance of Fortune of Wolves will follow a slightly different narrative as the story plays out through several Canadian communities. With more than 60 characters in total, there are more than a million possible performances. Don't miss it!