Wren Brian

Wren is a playwright who started her career in Whitehorse, Yukon (territory of the Kwanlin Dün & Ta'an Kwäch'än) where she was born and raised. Currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 territory, she is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre & Film Honours Program specializing in acting, directing and filmmaking. In addition to playwriting she also works as an arts administrator and producer.

In her writing she is dedicated to creating characters that can be played by actors of any gender, ancestry, ability, and/or age. Recently her play Anomie won the 2017 Harry S. Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and her play Bystander was one of three plays shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada Emerging Playwright Award in 2015. Bystander had its world premiere at Gwaandak Theatre in October 2018, and as an experiment had three diverse actors play both of the two roles in three different pairings throughout the run.

Currently Wren is looking forward to participating in her third year as a part of Manitoba Theatre for Young People's Creators Unit and is honoured to be a part of Prairie Theatre Exchange's first Emerging Playwrights Unit!