Rosemary Rowe is playwright, essayist, blogger and performer whose plays, cabaret pieces and occasional donut performance art have been produced on stages across Canada.
Most recently, her play The Good Bride had its world premiere, opening the 40th Season of Edmonton’s Northern Light Theatre; her play Camp Victoria received its world premiere at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary, where it was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play; one of her oldest plays, No One Showed Up for the Anarchist Rally, was staged as part of Theatre Network's Nextfest 20th Anniversary Showcase. Her short play Anne and Diana were TOTALLY DOING IT was published in Queering the Way: The Loud and Queer Anthology and her essay Aspiring Lesbian Aunt was published in the LAMBDA Literary Award nominated anthology A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Rose is currently collaborating with composer and lyricist Cameron Northey on a musical version of her Edmonton Fringe hit Alice Didn’t Have Those Mondo Ears. She’s pretty sure they’ll change that title.
She is also pretty sure Anne of Green Gables turned her gay and thus her work tends to focus on lesbians in history, both real and "made up by Rose".
Rose grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, where the streets are paved with gold! She then moved to Toronto as a keen theatre teen to study Theatre at York University. She's pretty sure she got her B.F.A. but refuses to pay her TOTALLY BOGUS LIBRARY FINE to find out.