Darrah Teitel is a graduate of The University of Toronto and The National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program.
Darrah’s play Field of Rye was first produced when she was 11 (Young People’s Theatre 1993). Her most recent credits include The Apology (Alberta Theatre Projects 2013, Next Stage Festival 2011), Killjoy Cunt (SummerWorks 2009), Marla's Party (SummerWorks 2008) the CBC radio drama Palliative (2007) and She Said Destroy (NTS, 2007).
Darrah’s play Corpus has been workshopped and presented at The National Theatre School, The University of Calgary, Nightwood Theatre, The Harold Green Jewish Theatre, A Traveling Jewish Theatre Company in San Francisco, and most recently had a full production at Teesri Duniya Theatre in Montreal (2014).
Darrah's journalism, fiction, and poetry have appeared in various periodicals and journals throughout the country. Darrah is the winner of The Word Play Contest, The Gordon C Johnson Award, The YTV Achievement Award, The Calgary Peace Play Prize, In The Beginning Playwriting Award, and was named the 2011 Canadian Jewish Playwright. She was a member of the 2007, 2011, and 2012 Banff Playwright’s Colony and is a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow.
Darrah currently lives in Ottawa where she is working for The NDP and writing a play about P.E. Trudeau’s 1969 Omnibus Bill.