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Kristen Da Silva is a playwright and actor living near Toronto, Ontario.

Her writing credits include Book Club (August Theatre Co, Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Gibson & Sons; Five Alarm (Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre); Sugar Road (Theatre Orangeville, Rubarb Productions, Globus Theatre); Hurry Hard (Commissioned by Lighthouse Festival Theatre) and Where You Are (Theatre Orangeville).

In 2016, she was the recipient of the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award for Gibson & Sons, and was shortlisted for the same in 2017 for Sugar Road.

She is a graduate of York University, where she was a founding member of the Vanier Improv Company and a company member of Vanier College Productions. As an alumna, she has continued to work with VCP as a director and collaborator.

She is currently the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Orangeville.

Published Works

  • Book Club – available through PGC
  • Five Alarm  – available through PGC
  • Gibson & Sons – available through PGC
  • Sugar Road – available through PGC

Connect with Me



  • 2016 Winner of the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award (Tom Hendry Awards, PGC) – for Gibson & Sons
  • 2017 Shortlisted for the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award – for Sugar Road

"Kristen Da Silva is one of the brightest new comedic playwrights in all of Canada."

Norm Foster

“She’s probably one of the most talented up-and-coming new writers on the scene. She’s amazing, her work is top-notch.”

David Nairn Artistic Director, Theatre Orangeville