Harley Howard-Morison (he/him) is a playwright, director, and producer from Alberta. He’s an ex-farm kid from rural Alberta near Calgary, and is now based in Edmonton. His writing is focused on magnifying queer stories in places where queerness has traditionally been minimized, and on exploring different faces of Albertan identity and class. Harley is a co-founder of Cardiac Theatre, where their most recent project The Alberta Queer Calendar Project, a podcast anthology featuring 13 plays by queer Albertan playwrights, starting pre-pandemic in 2020.
Harley has worked in site-specific formats, creating pieces inserted into found spaces with Edmonton’s Found Festival/Common Ground Arts Society and Workshop West Playwrights Theatre. He produced his play, KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama for a Midwinter’s Night with Cardiac Theatre in 2019. As a director he’s worked independently and with Azimuth Theatre in Edmonton and Downstage in Calgary. Harley works as the Managing Director at Theatre Network in Edmonton, where they recently opened the newly rebuilt Roxy Theatre.