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Frances Koncan

Arts reporter - Arts and Life

Frances Koncan (she/her) is a writer, theatre director, and failed musician of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent. Originally from Couchiching First Nation, she is now based in Treaty 1 Territory right here in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Frances is a grad of the University of Manitoba (BA Psychology) and the City University of New York Brooklyn College’s Playwriting Program (MFA Playwriting). She does not have a degree in journalism but she used to watch A LOT of Anderson Cooper 360.

Her work as a writer includes: That’s AWSM! (TV); Trendsettlers, Women of the Fur Trade, Riot Resist Revolt Repeat, zahgidiwin/love, How to Talk to Human Beings, The Dance-off of Conscious Uncoupling, and Little Red (Theatre); Outdigenous (Film); and a bunch of opinion pieces on blogs scattered across the internet.

As a director, she has directed many of her owns productions and has worked as assistant director on numerous plays including A Doll’s House Part 2, Seminar (RMTC/Mirvish), The Humans (RMTC), and Stripped Down Anthony & Cleopatra (SIR).

Frances is a Taurus with Leo Ascending and a Virgo Moon, which means she is stubborn, always right, very concerned with aesthetics, in desperate need of attention but would never admit it, and extremely organized.

When she isn’t busy doing artsy things or writing about other people doing artsy things, she can be found watching and participating in sports, practicing the MCAT just in case, and trying her best not to get in to fights on the internet.

She is low-key obsessed with the evolution of language, and strives to keep her vocabulary as lit as possible! 🔥