Elaine Avila


Elaine Avila is the Playwright in Residence at Quest University Canada, and has had residencies at Pomona College, Western Washington University and the Playwrights Theatre Centre. Her plays have been produced in Panama City, Sintra, Pico, Costa Rica, London, New York, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and include: Jane Austen, Action Figure (Winner, Best New Play, Festival de los Cocos, Panama City) Lieutenant Nun (Winner, Best New Play, Victoria Critics Circle), Burn Gloom (Awarded Canada Council Millennium Grant), Kitimat(Mellon Environmental Arts Commission), Quality: the Shoe Play(Winner, New Works for Young Women, Tulsa University), Lost and Found in Fado, (British Columbia Arts Council Awards to Creative Writers), Café a Brasileira (2014 Disquiet Dzanc Books International Literary Program’s first annual Short Play Award).  She is distinguished as a descendentes notáveis (Notable Descendant) for her theater work by the Government of the Azores, Portugal.