Elyne Quan is a writer, actor and director. She holds a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, a BA Honors degree in Drama from the University of Alberta and is also an alumna of the TV program at the Canadian Film Centre. Playwriting credits include the Sterling Award winning Lig & Bittle (with Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull), What (Rice, Concrete Theatre), One Block Radius (Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2002) and a radio play, Direct Dial (CBC Radio). Productions of her plays at New York University include Trust, Apple Skin and Souvenirs of Home (KCACTF Region II NPP Winner & national David Mark Cohen Award runner up). Elyne’s screenplay, Subway Theory, placed first in NYU’s Fusion Film Festival in 2005 and she received the John Golden Playwriting Prize from NYU in 2005. She was Artistic Associate at Workshop West Theatre in Edmonton where she led the Pitch-to-Play Playwrights’ Unit for the 2006/2007 season. Her recent plays include Stray, which received its world premiere at Workshop West Theatre in Edmonton and Look Both Ways, commissioned by Ohio Northern University. Upcoming projects include Retrospective for her commission from the Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation. Elyne currently lives in Toronto.