Celia McBride is a Canadian playwright born in the Yukon and currently living in Port Hope, Ontario.
She was the only female playwright to have her one-act play, Walk Right Up, performed at the inaugural season of the Stratford Festival’s newest venue, the Studio Theatre, in 2002.
That play tells the story of the three adult children from the fictional Ruskin family, who need to make decisions about caring for their elderly parents.
I first interviewed Celia McBride in the summer of 2002 after seeing the play. We catch up 17 years later and discuss other artistic projects she’s undertaken in the interim, as well as her latest writing project, a spiritual memoir.
In this episode, my interview with Celia McBride from playwright to spiritual director.