Intisar Awisse

Dramaturgy & Artistic Curation Intern, Why Not Theatre

Intisar Awisse is a writer, dramaturg, and editor currently based in Waterloo, Ontario. As an inaugural ThisGen Fellow with Why Not Theatre, Intisar developed her dramaturgical practice to focus on cultural dramaturgy and advocacy that centres the needs of BIPOC artists. Currently, she is the Metcalf Foundation Dramaturgy & Artistic Curation intern at Why Not Theatre, a position that is also supported by the Canada Council.

Intisar was the Playwright-in-Residence at Green Light Arts for 2019-2020 where she continues to develop her work. She has also developed work with theatre companies such as Obsidian Theatre and Nightwood Theatre. As an editor, Intisar has over a decade of experience working with both academic publishers and independent authors on various texts.