Marie Beath is a Toronto-based playwright, performer and arts educator. As a playwright, her plays include Prairie Nurse [Blyth Festival], The Making of St. Jerome [Next Stage Theatre Festival, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards], Mind Over Matter [part of AutoShow, Convergence Theatre], and Novena [UnoFestival Victoria, Toronto Fringe Festival]. Her radio work includes Yellow Rubber Boots [CBC Outfront] and an adaption her show of Novena [CBC Radio – The Drama of Immigration].

She was Playwright-in-Residence for fu-Gen Asian-Canadian Theatre Company [2008-2009] and Project:Humanity [2010-2011]. She was a member of the 2010 HotHouse Playwright Unit at Cahoots Theatre Company, 2011/2013 Tarragon Playwright Unit, 2015 Soulpepper Playwrights’ Circle and the 2016 Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources creators unit.

Marie Beath spent two seasons as Director of the Blyth Festival Young Company, two seasons as Co-Director of Youth Programs at Nightwood Theatre, two seasons as Associate Artistic Director/Associate Artist at Theatre Direct Canada, and five seasons as the Program Director for the Play Creation Unit at Carlos Bulosan Theatre. She is a theatre instructor at Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts.

She is Artistic Director of SMOOTHIELAND Performance Projects, a new TYA Company creating Episodic Youth Theatre.

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Published Works

Praise for 'The Making of St. Jerome': "a perceptive script by Marie Beath Badian, which doesn’t seek to point fingers but rather tries to deconstruct a complex and highly charged event through the eyes of society, the mass media and the individuals affected."

Toronto StarBruce DeMara

Praise for 'Prairie Nurse': "Badian has woven together an amusing and heart-warming tale around a piece of Canadian history, thus preserving this interesting piece of past Prairie life."

Entertain This ThoughtMary Alderson