writer / arts producer

Lee-Anne Poole


photo by stephanie macdonald

Lee-Anne is a writer & arts producer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lee-Anne’s work has been seen in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, and Halifax.

As a writer Lee-Anne wrote and produced the original one-person show, “And I Would Dance” (Buddies In Bad Times: Hysteria Festival, Toronto), received readings of “Straight Until” (The Paprika Festival, Toronto), and productions of “Crayola” (Festival Antigonish). Lee-Anne wrote and produced the full-length plays: “Splinters” (Plutonium Playhouse), “The Obedients”, A Sexual Re-Imagining of Jean Genets The Maids (Plutonium Playhouse, The Sex Festival), and “Kinky Kitten Club” (The Sex Festival). Lee-Anne toured “Short Skirt Butch” and presented it at the Queer Acts Theatre Festival, which was named one of The Coast’s ‘Top 10 Plays of 2011.’

Most recently Lee-Anne wrote and performed, “Country Song” at The Queer Acts Theatre Festival in Halifax. Currently Lee-Anne is working on Pony Play, a homoerotic western about the love between a man and his horse.

Lee-Anne is the 2012 recipient of The Mayors Award for Emerging Artist and is a proud members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Outside of playwriting Lee-Anne founded an online forum for people to anonymously post erotic messages they have received online. Those can all be found on filthyemails.org. Filthy E-Mails has been featured at SexLife Canada, Naked City LA, Jane’s Guide, Sex City Radio, and The Coast. Lee-Anne also knits dirty finger puppets that can be seen here.

“Poole Spellbinds Audiences” -The Herald on Country Song

“Poole’s dialogue is natural and insightful” -The Visitorium on Short Skirt Butch

 “Playwright Lee-Anne Poole has done a wonderful job of capturing that love/hate relationship in her new work Splinters.” -The Coast on Splinters

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