Marie Barlizo, Professional Mentor, Playwriting Program

Marie Barlizo is Professional Mentor in the Playwriting Program


Marie Barlizo is a Filipino-Chinese playwright and dramaturg from Montreal. She’s a graduate of UBC's Creative Writing MFA Program and the first visible minority to graduate from the National Theatre School's (NTS) Playwriting Program. She is the playwriting mentor at Black Theatre Workshop's Artist Mentorship Program and an instructor at NTS. Her play LUCKY was developed at Banff Playwrights' Retreat and was a hit at the 2019 Next Stage Theatre Festival. She’s an Artist-in-Residence at Imago Theatre where she is developing her play The Warrior. Geordie Theatre commissioned The Little Mighty Superhero and they’re producing it as part of their 2Play Tour (2020-2021). Her play Happiness, developed at Playwrights Theatre Centre, was read at Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s 2020 Tales from the Flipside Festival, in collaboration with Theatre Amihan and Theatre Passe Muraille. Carlos Bulosan Theatre commissioned her to write and perform The Healing which was launched on their digital platform this summer as part of their 2020 Kumustahan projects. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Regional Rep of LMDA Canada.


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