Leif Oleson-Cormack is a comedian, writer, and narrative designer.
He was the lead narrative designer and writer for The Low Road, a point-and-click adventure game for Mac and PC developed by XGen Studios. His play “Dead Peasants” was the winner of 2012 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Award and is currently published and represented by Samuel French.
As a comedian, he runs a weekly show every Friday night at 9pm at Blakbar Tavern. He recently won the 19th Annual FunnyFest Comedy Competition and has performed at a number of venues including The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Yuk Yuks, The Edmonton Fringe Festival, Found Festival, and the Park Slope Comedy Festival.
As a playwright, his work has been performed at Signature Theatre in New York, The Edmonton Fringe Festival, Shadow Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Sage Theatre, and The Enbridge PlayRites Festival. Leif is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights program and The University of Calgary where he received his MFA in Playwriting.
He has also studied at the Banff Centre, Primary Stages, Magnet Theatre, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Second City.