Resume & Bio
Rabiya Mansoor (she/they) is a Pakistani-Calgarian comedian, writer, actor, producer, and recovering lawyer. She’s helped develop shows at CBC Gem, 9 Story, Big Bad Boo, and more. She’s a writer for Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City and is currently story coordinating for Du Me a Favor (Crave/New Metric Media). Her web series projects in development include: Get Up, Aisha (IPF Production Fund/iThentic), Layla is Relevant (Breakthroughs Film Festival Pitch Competition Finalist/JFL ComedyPro Stand Up & Pitch Finalist), and Sexcapades (Adani Pictures). Her sketch comedy troupe, the Don Valley Girls, received a Sketch Comedy Project Fund grant for their first sketch revue (WhyNot Theatre's RISER 2022 Festival) and she was a member of the Second City Family Company for What the Elf?!. She is an alumnus of Second City’s Bob Curry Fellowship for emerging, diverse comedic voices and has performed at the Toronto, Chicago, and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festivals, most recently as a drag king solo act. She’s has participated in playwright units at Expect Theatre, Driftwood Theatre, and Tarragon Theatre and her play, A Jam Kind of Day, will be digitally staged in Driftwood Theatre’s Digital Short Play Festival (Fall 2021). Her TYA improv show, Education Know-It-All, was commissioned for Theatre Direct’s 2021 Forward March Festival and she is a graduate of the BIPOC TV & Film Kids TV Bootcamp. If you got this far, her bank password is Yugioh!.