Charlotte Nixon is the Caetani Centre Writer-in-Residence from March 19th – April 2nd, 2022!
About Charlotte: Charlotte Nixon’s love of teenage drama inspires her to write plays for today’s modern adolescent. Her published works include: Silver’s Secret, Bippity, Bobbity BAAM, Itsy Bitsy: Trial of an Eight Legged Washout, The Divine Bovine, One Bad Apple: The Queen, Snow White and the Evil Red Delicious, and Under the Bed: A Fanciful Adventure with Bed Bugs, Dust Bunnies, Broken Toys, Monsters and Mismatched Socks.
In addition, she has written commissions for StageWest Kids, Alberta Dance Theatre, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, SideNote Theatre, and Goodger-Pink Family Theatre. Charlotte is a member of the Alberta Playwright’s Network and a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is also a two time recipient of the University of Lethbridge’s Gushul writers residency and a winner in the 2018 East Valley Children’s Theatre Playwright’s Competition held in Mesa, Arizona.
In addition to her writing experience, Charlotte has over 14 years of providing theatre experiences for young people. She earned a BFA (Dramatic Arts) and BED (honours) from the University of Lethbridge, and recently finished her MED in Community Learning at the University of Calgary. She currently teaches high school English and Creative Writing at Calgary Academy.
Charlotte is always interested in speaking with students, teachers, and theatre folk that are performing her plays about her experience as an actor, director, designer, filmmaker and playwright. Follow Charlotte on Instagram @c.jnixon
Current Project: Charlotte is working on a new theatre for young audiences play entitled, Crossing the Line: A Slow and Steady Remake. The piece was commissioned by Goodger-Pink Family Theatre (gptheatre.com) for their 2022 summer touring show. The play is a modern retelling of the Tortoise and the Hare with a focus on friendship, vulnerability, and what can happen when a joke goes too far. The play is set in the small town of Forestville, run by mayor Barbara Bear and her overly eager deputy, Baxter Beaver. The whole town is out to support the annual foot race for charity including Harriet Hare and Toby Tortoise, who know they’ll take home first prize. What starts as friendly competitive teasing quickly gets out of hand and Harriet and Toby need to decide what’s more important, being number one or their friendship. Charlotte’s writing style beautifully weaves big, over-the-top, comedy with pure heart. It’s sure to be a fun-filled summer at the Goodger-Pink Family Theatre space and if you are in the Calgary area in July, you should check out!