Joanne Sarazen is a screenwriter and playwright. She has written two short films and six plays that have been produced in Montreal, Toronto and Banff. She was the recipient of The Mainline Next Stage Award and several nominations for her work in the Montreal Fringe Festivals. She has worked as an actor and a director in both film and theatre. She is now completing her first feature screenplay at the Canadian Film Centre. She is also a very accomplished waitress.