Natalie Frijia is a Toronto-based writer, theatre maker, and circus stage manager. She has a 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, and Fringe Festivals across Canada.
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); and Susannah Bird (2015 Edmonton Fringe; 2015 Rhubarb Festival). Production work includes venue management for the Wonderland Spiegletent at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival (Gluttony), production management the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, 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.
For more information on my work and theatre creation history, my CV's can be downloaded below.