Leah Simone Bowen is a Toronto-based writer, producer, and Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated director. She is the creator and co-host, along with Falen Johnson, of the CBC podcast The Secret Life of Canada about the untold and under-told history of the country. Select writing credits include The Hallway, Nowheresville, The Postman, and Treemonisha. She has been playwright-in-residence at a number of theatres, including Obsidian Theatre, the Blyth Festival, and the Stratford Festival. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s theatre program.