Grant Tilly

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Tilly is a playwright, composer, actor and singer originally from Calgary. He's written for Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity NL where his musical THE NAMING OF PORT REXTON has been produced twice (2014, 2019) along with his play with music ON THE RADIO (2018). He has also spent ten years as an actor with that company. Tilly worked at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre in Halifax, as well as having his musical for young people MY SIDE OF THE COUNTRY premiered with Neptune Theatre in Halifax in 2018. Currently, Grant is at the University of Calgary as an MFA student in playwrighting working on a new musical as his thesis. Country wide, his credits also include: BINGO LADIES, which premiered at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary in 2014 and has since played to packed houses in Ontario (Port Stanley Festival) and Quebec (Hudson Village Theatre). Other works include the THE NAMING OF PORT REXTON (Rising Tide Theatre), REMEMBER THAT SONG? (Smile Theatre) and the country rock musical THE CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER IN DAYTON TENNESSEE (extended run at the Toronto Fringe, Best of Fringe, Talk is Free Theatre). As an actor, Tilly has also works professionally in regional, summer stock, and tours across Canada and into the USA, including a two year run with the Canadian National Company of JERSEY BOYS. Other favourite gigs have included, WEST SIDE STORY (Arts Club, Vancouver), RED ROCK DINER (National Tour), I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (Stage West Calgary, Persephone Theatre), BAT BOY (National Premiere), WRECKED! (Roseneath Theatre Ontario/US tour), SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD… (Charlottetown Festival) and many other summer stock and regional productions. Tilly’s works have also been performed internationally through the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective, and he has contributed songs to Forte Theatre’s Betty nominated shows TOUCH ME: SONGS FOR A (DIS)CONNECTED AGE and NAUGHTY BUT NICE, a Christmas cabaret.

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