2019/2020 Playwrights in Residence


David van Belle

David van Belle is an Edmonton-based writer, director, and performer.  He is currently working on a new version of A Christmas Carol for the Citadel Theatre.  He spent seven years as Co-Artistic Director of Ghost River Theatre, and has been an ensemble member of One Yellow Rabbit, Playwright-in-Residence at Alberta Theatre Projects, and Writer-in-Residence for the Edmonton Public Library system.

Makambe K Simamba is a Dora Award winning playwright and actor who is thrilled to practice all over Canada. Her most recent work includes Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers and A Chitenge Story. Makambe’s intention is to be of service to her community though her ability to tell stories.