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Elyne Quan

Elyne Quan is a writer, actor and director. She holds a B.A.(H) in drama from the University of Alberta, and an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. She is also an alumna of the TV program at the Canadian Film Centre. Quan is a former co-artistic director of the Concrete Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. Many of her playscripts are available for purchase as digital playscripts from the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Canadian Play Outlet.


Lig & Bittle

Co-author: Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull.
[Toronto: Playwrights Guild of Canada, 2002]

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Lig, who is big, and Bittle, who is little, each receive an invitation to Perfeckt Phitt, a mysterious place where they are told they will fit in. They embark on a journey and encounter all sorts of adventures, learning something about each other and themselves along the way.

Anthologies (Drama)

“Surface Tension”

In Staging Alternative Albertas: Experimental Drama in Edmonton, eds. Patricia Demers and Rosalind Kerr. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2002.

PS8315.5 .A43 S68 2002

Publisher’s Synopsis (from Playwrights Guild of Canada website)

An ironic exploration of surface appearances and the tensions created by the undue importance attached to them.

Anthologies (Drama)

“A Rabbit Tale”

In Sprouts! An Anthology of Plays From Concrete Theatre’s Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids, eds. Mieko Ouchi and Caroline Howarth. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2010, [287]-304.

PS8315.7 .E3 S67 2010


Concrete Theatre website

Elyne Quan page from the Playwrights Guild of Canada website