Frances Koncan • Playwright
Frances Koncan is a writer and director of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent. A 2014 graduate of the City University of New York Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting program, she has been writing plays for 6 years now and is ready to transition from broke emerging playwright to broke established playwright! Plays include: Women of the Fur Trade (Winner: Toronto Fringe Best New Play Contest), Riot Resist Revolt Repeat, zahgidiwin/love (Winner: Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play), How to Talk to Human Beings, Little Red (Winner: Himan Brown Playwriting Award), The Dance-off of Conscious Uncoupling (Shortlisted: Tom Hendry Award). Next up: writing and directing Hedda, Reimagined and Assistant Directing A Doll’s House Part 2 at IbsenFest, and writing and directing Trendsettlers at Winnipeg Fringe. She is the Artistic Director of Vault Projects, a Winnipeg-based performance company focused on decolonizing theatrical practices and developing new protocols that hold space for under-represented perspectives. She is an advocate for marginalized voices, for Keanu Reeves’ underrated acting ability, and for the misunderstood genius of David Lynch’s Dune. As of the time this bio was written, she is still single and ready to be a part of a Hollywood power couple. Find her on almost every social media app @franceskoncan.