Originally from rural Ontario, Briana spent several years in Toronto after graduating from York University (B.A. Honours, Theatre Studies). Her plays have been workshopped through Factory Theatre’s LabCab Festival, Tarragon Theatre’s Spring Arts Fair, Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program, and the TheatreKairos writers’ circle, where she subsequently took on the role of Program Director. She was commissioned by SeriousFUN! Theatre Company in 2009 to develop a script based on the experiences of the ten young women in their Going Pro program, entitled The Line. Also a theatre director, she directed her most recent play, Almost, Again (Toronto Fringe, Best of Fringe, 2010) which was included in the anthology Out on a Limb, edited by Kit Brennan (Signature Editions). She has directed productions at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Buzz Festival, the Next Stage Festival, as well as the Paprika Festival’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration (2010), The Vagina Monologues (V-Day Toronto, 2009) and assisted Brad Fraser on the Canadian premiere of True Love Lies (Factory Theatre).