Playwright

About

Katherine KollerKatherine Koller lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and writes for stage  (theatre, ballet, opera and dance), screen and radio and page (short and longform fiction).

Her full-length plays concern the pressures of science and technology on family relationships, often with the land or some element of nature playing a character part.  Some are set in history to give meaning to present-day events. In her trilogy of Landworks plays, Coal Valley: the Making of a Miner was commissioned and produced in Drumheller in 2005 and is included in The Alberta Advantage, (Playwrights Canada Press, 2008). The Seed Savers received its premiere at Workshop West Theatre in 2009 and was produced at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, in 2010, and is in Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays (Athabasca University Press, 2012). Last Chance Leduc won the 2013 Alberta Playwriting Competition and was a Finalist in the 2015 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition and produced at Grande Prairie Regional College.

Her one-act comedies have been produced at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, CBC radio, Jagged Edge Lunchbox Theatre, Winnipeg‘s FemFest, Alumnae Theatre in Toronto and Walterdale Playhouse in Edmonton, and have been invited to festivals in the U.K. and the U.S.

A six-part web documentary, Sustainable Me, is online at www.sustainablemeyeg.org. Other films with Company of Women on the Screen include  Taking Flight, SafEdmonton and  Getting Out, Getting Safe.

Katherine’s first novel, Art Lessons, was published by Great Plains in 2016. Katherine is currently working on Hope Soup and Riverkeeper (plays), The Handless Maiden (opera libretto), The Lost Art of Second Chances (stories) and Cowboy Boots and a Corsage (feature film).

Katherine also teaches in the Department of  English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and at Maskwacis Cultural College. She is a producer of Edmonton’s Script Salon, a monthly play reading series since 2014.

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