Rebecca Northan

Rebecca Northan

Rebecca Northan is a theatre practitioner who writes, acts, directs, improvises, and produces. Occasionally she also builds props. Rebecca is a Canadian Comedy Award, and Dora Mavor Moore award winner. She is the Artistic Producer of Spontaneous Theatre (www.spontaneoustheatre.ca), and responsible for having created several works under that banner, including: Blind Date, Queer Blind Date, Undercover, and Legend Has It. Rebecca’s newest endeavour, An Undiscovered Shakespeare, was to have had its world premiere at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2020….it will come back at a later date. Legend Has It premiered in 2017 at Alberta Theatre Projects, as part of the Enbridge playRites Festival, and then subsequently received a remount at ATP before going on to play the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Rebecca’s ‘pandemic pivot’ included creating ‘Sidewalk Scenes’ (www.sidewalkscenes.ca), and producing Romeo and Juliet in a parkade. Rebecca is an alumna of the Second City, and did her improv training at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary. She has guest-hosted CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, was a regular on CBC Radio’s ‘Because News‘, and starred in CTV’s “Alice, I Think“, and Showcase’s “The Foundation“. As a playwright, Rebecca is responsible for: Kung Fu Panties, Slipper (with Bruce Horak, & Christian Goutsis), ZORRO: Family Code (with Bruce Horak & Christian Goutsis), and co-wrote This is Cancer (with Bruce Horak). Her newest play, All I Want for Christmas, premiered at the Highland Arts Theatre in Cape Breton in December 2020.