Marie Barlizo is a Filipino-Chinese playwright and screenwriter born in the Philippines but raised in Montreal. She is a graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing MFA Program and the first visible minority to graduate from the National Theatre School’s (NTS) Playwriting Program. She is the playwriting mentor at Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, an instructor at NTS and an Artist-in-Residence at Imago Theatre where she is developing her play The Warrior. Geordie Theatre commissioned her to write The Little Mighty Superhero which was part of their 2020-21 season 2Play Tour. Carlos Bulosan Theatre commissioned her to write and perform The Healing which was launched on their digital platform this summer as part of their 2020 Kumustahan projects and it was further developed for Centaur Theatre’s 2021 Catalyst Program. Her play Betrayal was shortlisted for the Persephone Theatre’s 2021 IBPOC Play Commission. She has been selected to be part of the 2021 Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative.