Kanika Ambrose


Kanika is a Toronto-based playwright,  librettist and screenwriter. She has been playwright-in-residence at Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company. Her play “our place” premieres at Theatre Passe Muraille in November 2022. As a playwright, her work has been presented at Toronto Fringe, Crow’s Theatre’s East End Performance CRAWL, Rhubarb Festival, Black Lives, Black Words, Rising Tides Showcase, SummerWorks Festival and Paprika Festival.

As a librettist, her work has been presented in Tapestry Opera’s “Tapestry Briefs,” Sparks and Wiry Cries’ “SongSLAM”, and Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) where her piece, “Anansi and the Great Light,” created with composer Nick diBerardino and the students at Girard College, premiered.

Kanika is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan Unitversity’sTheatre School and is Associate Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company. She is currently in Canadian Film School’s Bell Media Primetime TV Program and was featured as one of Cahoots Theatre Company’s 30 for 30 theatre makers for their 30th anniversary season.