Shauntay Grant is a writer and performance artist from Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She served as the third poet laureate for Halifax Regional Municipality from 2009 to 2011. Her stage play The Bridge premiered in 2019 at Neptune Theatre and won a 2020 Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding New Play. An award-winning author of children's literature, Shauntay's picture book Africville with illustrator Eva Campbell won the 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards, and the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. (click here to read more)

21 Black Futures premieres on CBC Gem

“What is the future of Blackness?” That urgent question is at the heart of these filmed monodramas written by 21 Black playwrights, directed by 21 Black directors and performed by 21 Black actors. Shauntay Grant's monodrama Beyere premiered on CBC Gem as part of season 1 of Obsidian Theatre's 21 Black Futures project. Click here to watch.

The Bridge published by Playwrights Canada Press

The Bridge available for pre-order from Playwrights Canada Press. Also available at Amazon, Chapters Indigo, and local bookstores.


Shauntay Grant wins Established Artist Recognition Award

Shauntay Grant is the recipient of a 2020 Established Artist Recognition Award from Arts Nova Scotia. The annual prize recognizes artists who have emerged from their initial training/development into established artists for their achievements and contributions.

Beyere commissioned for 21 Black Futures

Join mailing list for latest news