Ivana is a playwright originally from Toronto. When she was 19 and working on an organic farm in Northern California Andy McKim invited her to join The Tarragon Playwrights Unit, under the Artistic Direction of Urjo Kareda. That was when she began becoming interested in telling stories both as an actress and a writer.
Her short play Single premiered at The IAMA Theatre Fest in Los Angeles. IAMA Theatre Company had previously also work shopped her play, The Lovers, now under current option to The Company Theatre in Toronto, with Mitchell Cushman directing. The Lovers was a semi- finalist at The Eugene O’Neil National Playwrights Conference.
Her one woman play Faking It debuted at the ‘Just For Laughs Festival’, in Montreal, and made its U.S. debut in Los Angeles at The Lounge Theatre. Emmy award winning director Richard J. Lewis came aboard to Faking It for a subsequent production at The Comedy Central Stage.
Ivana served as the Research Consultant on the recently wrapped film Meadowland, directed by renowned cinematographer, Reed Morano. Meadowland stars Olivia Wilde, who also produced. Ivana also lent her talents as an actress to Meadowland. Ivana currently has her first feature Luminapolis in development with Matt Tauber at Incubus Films.
As an actress Ivana has a recurring role on Days of Our Lives, is the lead on the Hulu action series The Division and has recently wrapped acting in Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths.
Ivana holds her degree in playwriting from The National Theatre School of Canada. She is currently on the faculty of The Playwriting Department of The National Theatre School.