Play Writing / Spoken Word
Alia Ettienne, who goes by Alia J on stage, began playwriting career writing to perform. She then started writing spoken word and dabbling in dub poetry. In her high school years she connected with the A.M.Y Project sharpening her skills as a playwright firstly in a collective writing process.
After her years taking on multiple roles as apart of the A.M.Y Project, she then moved on present her own solo piece YellowZoned in the Toronto Fringe Festival. Ettienne has also studied Creative Writing at the University of Toronto and her second full length solo piece Xiety Complex is currently in the works.