#172 – Kristen Da Silva

Kristen Da Silva is a playwright and actor living near Toronto, Ontario.

Her writing credits include Book Club (August Theatre Co, Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Gibson & Sons; Five Alarm (Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre); Sugar Road (Theatre Orangeville, Rubarb Productions, Globus Theatre); Hurry Hard(Commissioned by Lighthouse Festival Theatre) and Where You Are (Theatre Orangeville).

In 2016, she was the recipient of the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award for Gibson & Sons, and was shortlisted for the same in 2017 for Sugar Road.

She is a graduate of York University, where she was a founding member of the Vanier Improv Company and a company member of Vanier College Productions. As an alumna, she has continued to work with VCP as a director and collaborator.

She is currently the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Orangeville.

Twitter: @kristenddasilva