In her poetry and scripts, CJ McGillivray explores dependency, wanderlust, nostalgia and mental health. Much of her writing uses humour and compassion to challenge the unfair judgements placed upon people struggling with mental health and instability. Her recent stage plays include the dark comedy Rogue Horizon, The City Never Sleeps and the family drama White Picket Fence, developed through the inaugural Playwrights in Residence Program hosted by Delinquent Theatre. Previously, CJ received a scholarship of recognition and excellence from the Arts Club Theatre Company for the development of her psychological thriller, Pity Old Flame under the mentorship of acclaimed actor and playwright Shawn Macdonald. She has immense gratitude to the Arts Club Theatre and to each of her playwriting mentors, Hiro Kanagawa, Dave Daveau, Shawn Macdonald and Amiel Gladstone. For a complete summary of her playwriting experience, refer to her playwriting resume.
The following portfolio details recent writing by CJ McGillivray, encompassing her work as a playwright and screenwriter.