Natalie Frijia is a Toronto-based writer, theatre-making, clown-wrangling, trapeze-swinging, adventuring PhD in drama and environmental studies at the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, and the School of the Environment. She was also a member of Storefront Theatre’s inaugural Playwriting Unit. Her plays have been workshopped and presented at Ruby Slippers Advance Theatre Series, Summerworks Festival, Storefront Theatre, New Ideas Festival, Rhubarb Festival, FOOT Festival, Fringe Festivals across Canada, and Back Burner Producer's annual What Are You Doing Up There?! Festival.
Recent productions include: BikeFace (2018 Patron's Pick, Best of Fringe, NNNN's - Toronto Fringe; Critic's Pick - Hamilton Fringe; 5-Stars, Vue Weekly - Edmonton Fringe); Last Transmission (2017 Fireworks Festival, Alumnae Theatre); GO/NO GO (staged reading at the 2017 Advance Theatre New Works By Women series); Divine (2017 Summerworks Festival); Black Wool Jacket (2016 CAFF Fringe Festival Tour); Susannah Bird (2015 Edmonton Fringe; 2015 Rhubarb Festival); Buy My House (2015 New Ideas Festival). Production work includes technical direction for the Toronto Festival of Clowns, and stage management for the long-running Lunacy Cabaret. When Natalie isn't working on a theatrical production of some sort, she can be found studying static trapeze, or leading walking tours through downtown Toronto, sharing the dark and unexpected stories that once happened, right below our feet.