Originally from Bathurst, New Brunswick, Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual (French and English) actor, writer, translator, and voice artist. She is a member of the of the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) and Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC).
As a playwright, past productions include the award-winning and critically acclaimed Roller Derby Saved My Soul and Everybody Dies in December, as well as Princess FREEWORLD Democracy Live (or Your Princess is in Another Castle) co-written with Wesley Babcock.
With the assistance of PARC, she completed a translation of Roller Derby Saved My Soul from English to French (Sauvé par le roller derby) under the tutelage of dramaturg, Maureen Labonté. She also created the only Acadian French translation of Edward Alan Baker’s Dolores with dramaturgy by Mishka Lavigne.
Currently under development: I Don’t Feel Pretty / Chu pas cute - a multilingual absurdist dark comedy of failed womanhood. Through a series of vignettes, the play explores addiction, intergenerational trauma, and vanity guided by a diverse chorus of women’s voices. Recipient of a Theatre Recommender Grant from the Ontario Arts Council through Theatre Passe-Muraille in Toronto, and Pat the Dog Theatre Creation in Kitchener-Waterloo.
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