Alexis Diamond

Alexis Diamond is a playwright and librettist based in Montreal. Most recently, her one-act opera The Perfect Screw, created with composer Abigail Richardson, was produced by Tapestry for its annual Opera to Go showcase at the Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront (Toronto) in March 2009. Previous operas include Enid and the Swans, an adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, with composer James Rolfe for Soundstreams and the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus and The Two Graces with composer Sean Ferguson for Tapestry’s Opera to Go in 2004. Alexis won the 2008 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition for her play Strange Land, which will receive a reading in Toronto in Fall 2009. Recipient of a Canadian Opera Creation Program Fellowship and a Leighton Studio Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alexis received an IPOLC grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage to develop Ride, a musical for children, with composer Nick Carpenter and percussionist Kristie Ibrahim. As a member of the Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal playwrights’ unit, Alexis has been working on her new play, Angel’s Share. In her spare time, Alexis works as a translator and editor. Alexis has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University and an M.A. in English Literature from the Université de Montréal. She served as president of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal for five years.

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