• Bio

    Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Aisling is an award-winning journalist, theatre critic, and occasional playwright. She primarily writes about Canadian theatre and pop music.


    Aisling is the senior editor of Intermission Magazine. She has bylines at publications across Canada, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Exclaim!, NEXT Magazine, Maclean's, and Intermission Magazine.


    In 2020, Aisling's first play, look away from me (formerly Feast), was developed with the Tarragon Theatre Young Playwrights Unit in Toronto; following the closures spurred by COVID-19, look away from me was granted an #ArtApart grant by the National Theatre School of Canada. look away from me was then developed at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Djanet Sears. The play is featured as a short case study in the Routledge anthology Undergraduate Research in Theatre and will be workshopped in Toronto in June of 2024.


    Aisling graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Honours BA in Theatre from the University of Ottawa in June 2021. She has an MA in Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto. She was the 2023 runner-up for two Nathan Cohen Awards, including Outstanding Review and Outstanding Critical Essay.


    She's a Taurus (if that wasn't abundantly clear) and she has two cats named Fig and June. She lives in East York with her husband.