About Forerunner

Forerunner exists to support the artist and engage the audience through staged readings, workshops, and showcase presentations.

We aim to challenge the traditional notion of “The Writer” by creating work in non traditional ways.

Forerunner is determined to reach out – to encourage young artists, seek new audiences and to forge unconventional partnerships.

An artist driven company since it’s inception in 2003, Forerunner has produced 10 full length world premiere productions, in venues ranging from The Khyber to the Neptune Studio Theatre. Forerunner’s playwrights have received 4 Robert Merritt award nominations for Best New Play, and their 2007 co-production with Ships Company Theatre – Bone Cage by Catherine Banks – won the Governor General’s award for Drama. With the enthusiastic support of former Forerunners Natasha MacLellan, Nate Crawford, and Lisa Rose Snow, new co-Artistic Directors Keelin Jack & Margaret Legere are thrilled to continue to develop new plays and new voices in this region.


You can reach Forerunner Playwrights’ Theatre by email at forerunnerplaywrights@gmail.com.