Talya Rubin’s bio

Rubin, Talya

Credit: Terry Hughes

Talya Rubin is a Montreal born poet, actor and creator of new work for live performance. Her poetry won the National Bronwen Wallace award for Emerging Writers and was short listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and The Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her first collection of poetry, Leaving The Island, was published by Véhicule Press in April 2015. After winning the “Battle of the Bards” at Harbourfront, she was invited to take part in the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in fall 2015. Talya has toured with her original solo performance work to festivals and major interdisciplinary arts centres around the world (Canada, Australia and Europe). ABC Radio National (Australia) commissioned Talya to adapt and perform Ariadne’s Thread as a radio drama, broadcast nationwide and The Girl With No Hands was nominated for a MECCA (Montreal English Critics Circle Award) for best new text. As a teacher, Talya has lead workshops at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts), Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney University and McGill. Her writing has appeared in Matrix, Grain, Hazlitt, ascent, and Macleans. Talya holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and a BA in literature and theatre from Bard College, NY.

Visit Talya online at talyarubin.weebly.com and tooclosetothesuntheatre.com


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