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Caroline Russell-King
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Bio Caroline Russell-King

Caroline is an award-winning playwright who has written 31 plays which have had 61 productions across Canada and the USA. She is a member and past vice president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is published in five anthologies and her trilogy of plays Palliser Suite was published by Frontenac House Press. She is currently an ambassador for the Dramatist Guild of America. She co-wrote Strategies - The Business of being a Playwright in Canada (with Rose Scollard) published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Last year her play, Selma Burke (with Maria Crooks), was a finalist for the Sharon Pollock Playwriting Competition. This year she is proud to be the winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama, Writers’ Guild of Alberta for her play High and Splendid Braveries.

Working as a professional dramaturg, she is the CEO and founder of Dramaturgy on Demand working weekly with playwrights in Canada and the USA. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has adjudicated nationally for contests and publishing houses. As literary manager Caroline worked for three theatre companies in Calgary. She has just finished her second non-fiction book Do it Yourself Dramaturgy.

Working as a freelance theatre critic, she sees every professional show in her city and is a member of The International Theatre Critics Association.