PUBLICATION HISTORY

2014     A Few Small Nips (5,734 words) Short Fiction – The New Quarterly
2012     State Controlled Paprika (1,727 words) Creative Non-Fiction – 3rd Prize, Great Canadian Literary Hunt, THIS Magazine
2012     State Controlled Paprika (1,727 words) Essay –  Unlikely2.0 (on-line journal USA)
2012     The Salmon Fling (3,110 words) Short Fiction –  WritingRaw (on-line journal Canada)
2011     Living Two Wars (3,196 words) Essay – Unlikely 2.0 (on-line journal USA)
2011     The Escape (7,566 words) Creative Non-Fiction – Pages Of Stories
2011     Stranger Than Fiction (251 words) Creative non-fiction – CBC Books website
2011     The Brain and Behaviour  (1,500 words) Essay – www.healthandgoodness.com
2010     Up In Smoke (2,000 words) Short Fiction – Pages Of Stories (first edition)
2008     The Smart Experience – Surviving Highways in a Diminutive Car (800 words) Life & Style – Fast Forward Weekly
2008     A Thousand Stars – The Changing Sands of Phu Quoc (750 words) Travel – Fast Forward Weekly
2007     The Brain and Behaviour (1,500 words) Essay – Connections Magazine

PLAYWRIGHT EXPERIENCE

2018     My Fair Lady – The Punk Version
Written and performed by Rita Bozi, produced at Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary. Workshop productions in Vancouver and Iceland.

2014     The Damage is Done
Written by Rita Bozi in collaboration with Ken Cameron, with additional insights by Dr. Gabor Maté.

2000     52 PICK UP *
Written by Rita Bozi and TJ Dawe. 52 Pick Up has subsequently been performed by close to 25 theatre companies in England, Australia, USA, France, Iceland and Canada. Currently being adapted into a film.

1999     Bloodline***
Written by Rita Bozi and Dimitry Chepovetsky.

1998     Ingenious Speculations
Written by Rita Bozi, Jan Derbyshire, Kim Selody and Roy Surette.

1997     Trouser Parts***
Written by Rita Bozi, David Bloom and David Rhymer.

* Chapters’ Best Text Award, Montreal Fringe 2000
** Jessie Richardson Nomination for Outstanding Original Play
*** Jessie Richardson Nomination for Outstanding Direction 

EDUCATION

2018           Mentorship with Adrienne Kerr
2015           Iceland Writers Retreat
2014-16     Mentorship with Dennis Bock
2013           AlumniThe Humber School For Writers Creative Writing – Dennis Bock
2012           Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop Instructor – Esi Edugyan
2010-12     Writing Consultations – Lori Hahnel, Rona Altrows, Marcello Di Cintio, Jeramy Dodds, Lee Kvern, Rea Tarvydas, Joseph Kertes
2012           Writing Workshop – Rosemary Nixon
2010           Travel Writing – Marcello Di Cintio
2006           Three In One Concepts/One Brain System – Consultant/Facilitator
2004           BodyTalk Practitioner Program – Certified Practitioner
1997           Shiatsu Practitioner Program – Certified Practitioner
1983           National Ballet School – Graduate

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001-2012     Mount Royal University/ Speech Arts and Drama Instructor
1997-2000     Langara College /Shiatsu Practitioner Program Instructor

RESIDENCIES

2018     Leighton Arts Colony – Banff Centre for the Arts
2015     Creation and Performance – Banff Centre for the Arts
2014     Creation and Performance – Banff Centre for the Arts
2012     Creation and Performance – Banff Centre for the Arts

GRANTS & AWARDS

2017     Canada Council for the Arts – Established Artists; Grant
2014     Canada Council for the Arts – Established Artists; Grant
2014     Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Project Grant
2012     Calgary 2012 Project Grant
2000     Chapters; Best Text Award
1987     Manitoba Arts Council – Study Grant
1983     Canada Council for the Arts – Dance Grant