Kanika Ambrose


Kanika Ambrose is a playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. She has been playwright-in-residence at Obsidian Theatre Company and Cahoots Theatre. Her critically acclaimed play “our place,” was first produced by Cahoots Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille in November 2022. Her children’s opera “Anansi and the Great Light” with composer Nick diBerardino and the students at Girard College premiered at Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) in 2019. Other short works have premiered across North America including celebrated digital work “Tak-Tak-Shoo” with composer Rene Orth at Opera Philadelphia.

As a screenwriter, Kanika has worked in several development rooms and is in residence at Canadian Film Centre’s Bell Media Primetime TV Program(2022-2023).

Kanika is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and is Associate Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company. She was featured as one of Cahoots Theatre Company’s 30 for 30 theatre makers for their 30th anniversary season.