Third Street Theatre is delighted to welcome our very first Playwright-in-Residence, Natalie Meisner.

Natalie is currently writing the newly commissioned play 69: Legislating Love & The Everett Klippert Story, which is being featured in our It’s Getting Drafty in Here events this winter at Loft 112 in the East Village. She is also the curriculum director and lead dramaturge for YOUth Riot 2016.


Natalie-MeisnerNatalie Meisner is a writer from Lockeport, Nova Scotia.  Her plays have been produced across the country, won numerous awards, been collected in book form and appear in numerous Canadian Anthologies.  Her new book, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family is her lighthearted and informative true account of two lesbians who want to have children.  (2014 Fernwood Publishing.)

Her plays have won the Canadian National Playwriting Competition, been shortlisted for the Herman Voaden, and been produced by CBC Radio.  Stage productions include Speed Dating For Sperm Donors (Lunchbox Theatre), Burning In, a play about a Canadian Journalist inspired by Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others(Gateway Theatre), and Pink Sugar: A Dark Tale of Love, Betrayal and Missing Body Parts (BSMT Theatre, Solo Collective). Her plays have been published in Outspoken: A Canadian Collection of Lesbian Scenes and Monologues and Lesbian Plays: Coming of Age in Canada. Her early plays have been collected in book form: Growing Up Salty(Roseway/Fernwood).double pregnant

Natalie Meisner is a wife and mother of two great boys and divides her time between Lockeport, N.S. and Calgary, AB.  She holds a Doctorate in English (University of Calgary), a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (University of British Columbia) and Bachelor’s degree in English from Dalhousie University.  She has taught at the University of Regina, University of Calgary and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University where she teaches creative writing, drama and literature.

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