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Eleanor Albanese

Eleanor Albanese

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Award winning Canadian artist, Eleanor Albanese has spent her life immersed in theatre and writing. Eleanor's radio drama The Novena Sisters aired nationally on CBC radio's Sunday Showcase Series and her full-length drama The Two Rooms of Grace was included in the 4th Annual International Women's Playwrights Festival in Ireland. Her play for family audiences, Night Wings, was the inaugural production for Superior Theatre Festival. Eleanor's numerous plays for young audiences have toured nationally from coast to coast. Productions include an adaptation of Pinocchio (first production Young Peoples Theatre), East of the Sun; West of the Moon (first production Motus O Dance Theatre), Zak & The Magic Blue Stone (first production Theatre New Brunswick) and numerous other plays. Eleanor plays are published in three anthologies with Playwrights Canada Press. Her novel, If Tenderness Be Gold, published by Latitude 46 Publishing will be available in print in March, 2020. Recent published works include The Queen of Peter Street, published by Canadian Woman Studies: les cahiers de la femme, A Season of Cloudberries published by Arctic Journal, The Runaway Train published by Walleye Arts Magazine and A Thread to My Mother's Kitchen published by Burning Books Press. A sampling of her theatre awards include 1st place Sybil Cook Award for her play Night Wings, finalist with Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition (Alleyway Theatre, NY) for Dancing on Salt n’ Snow.

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I write professionally in the following language(s):


If Tenderness Be Gold. 2020, Latitude 46 Publishing
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
creative non-fiction, fiction, playwriting
I am able to design workshops for all ages and abilities. Grades 1 to 12
Audience Size:
8 +
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Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:

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