Bio

Geoffrey Simon Brown is a Calgary born theatre artist and co-creator of the Major Matt Mason Collective, a theatre company dedicated to creating intimate, visceral, experimental theatre about and for Calgary’s younger generation. Since 2010 he has worked with the collective to produce emerging and established scripts as well as collaboratively devised work. His plays Destroy, Air, and Control have previously been produced by the Major Matt Mason Collective over the past 6 years.

His play The Circle made its debut at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2015 and was produced as part of the Tarragon Theatre’s 2016/2017 season. His play Still Still Still is the 2013 winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada Post-Secondary Award and was selected as part of the National New Play Network’s 2014 MFA playwrights unit at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC.

As an actor he has worked primarily in Alberta including credits with Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, Swallow-a-Bicycle, The Shakespeare Company and Northern Light Theatre. He is the winner of a Betty Mitchell Award for Best Supporting Actor and of Theatre Calgary’s Stephen Hair emerging actor award.

He is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada’s playwriting program and Mount Royal College’s now defunct theatre performance program.

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Awards

  • Still Still Still is the 2013 winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada Post-Secondary Award
  • Still Still Still was selected as part of the National New Play Network’s 2014 MFA playwrights unit at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC.
  • The Circle won ‘Outstanding New Play’ at the 2016 Betty Mitchell Awards, and Geoffrey was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama for his role.
  • Geoffrey Simon Brown was the recipient of the 2016/17 Season RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize.

Published Works

Brown has a facility for digging beyond the tough guy personas into the fears and insecurities of his characters, a bunch of high school students with wildly varying prospects for the future — in other words, not so different from anyone’s kids.

Calgary HeraldStephen Hunt

Brown’s a talented theatrical voice with an ability to find both poetry and lots of humour in his teenage characters’ lives.

Calgary HeraldStephen Hunt