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Kanika is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter and Associate Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company. She has been in Playwright-in-Residence at Obsidian Theatre Company and Cahoots Theatre developing her plays “Reception” and “our place” respectively.  As a playwright, her work has been presented at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Fringe, Crow’s Theatre’s East End Performance CRAWL, Rhubarb Festival,, SummerWorks Festival and Paprika Festival.

As a librettist, her works have been presented by Tapestry Opera, Curtis Institute of Music and Opera Philadelphia.

She is a two-time Dora Award nominee and a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University. She was featured as one of Cahoots Theatre Company’s 30 for 30 theatremakers for their 30th anniversary season.


  • Leonard McHardy John Harvey Award Committee
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