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THE SHORT STORY:

Rita is fascinated by and interested in everything.

THE NOVEL: 

Rita is a Hungarian-Canadian writer. Over the past 32 years Rita Bozi has continually reinvented herself as both an artist, a creator and as a writer. Rita’s varied career spans writing for theatre, radio, weeklies and on-line publications; acting in theatre, film and television; and dancing professionally in both classical and modern companies across Canada.

Presently, Rita is devoted to writing fiction and creative non-fiction. She has published fiction and creative non-fiction in The New QuarterlyTHIS MagazinePages of StoriesUnlikely 2.0 and WritingRaw.com. THIS awarded her 3rd Prize in their Great Canadian Literary Hunt in 2012. She has published articles in FFWD Weekly on lifestyle and international travel. She has written articles on the brain, behaviour and alternative healing published in Connections Magazine and on a website in the UK called healthandgoodness.com.

In the summer of 2012, Rita attended the Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop in Toronto and was instructed by Esi Edugyan. Since 2014 she has been in a mentorship with Dennis Bock.

For eight months her travel stories were heard on CBC Radio Calgary, The Homestretch. In the past several years she has traveled to Morocco, Maui, New York, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Budapest, Bali and the Gilli Islands doing research for her work.

She is a member of the Writers' Guild of Alberta, Canadian Authors Association. For four years she produced an annual event at the Central Memorial Library called Literary Vaudeville—Loud in the Library.

Her hit play 52 Pick Up, co-written with TJ Dawe, won the Chapters' Best Text Award at the Montreal Fringe in 2000. 52 Pick Up has been produced in Canada, England, France, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand and the United Sates. The play has been translated into both Icelandic and French. She co-wrote and acted in the Fringe hit Trouser Parts with Felix Culpa. She co-wrote and starred in Bloodline with Dmitry Chepovetsky, which was nominated for a Jesse Richardson Award for best new play.

In 2001 Rita moved to Calgary to work with One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and appeared in FeatherlandDoing Leonard Cohen and Dream Machine. Her television credits include X-Files, The Adams’ Family,Cold Squad, Chris Isaack Show and Tom Stone. Film credits include Lies My Mother Told MeChasing Freedom, Word of Honor and A Problem With Fear.

Rita's early career focused on dance. After graduating from the National Ballet School in 1983, Rita worked for twelve years in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. She apprenticed with both the National Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. In Vancouver she danced with critically acclaimed dance contemporary companies Jumpstart, Lola Dance, Judith Marcuse Projects, Karen Jamieson Dance, Dancecorps, Mascall Dance, Kinesis Dance and Deborah Dunn. She was noted for her roles in both Berlin Angels and Four Fridas, created by Lee Eisler.

Currently Rita has a private practice as a Consultant Facilitator of “Three In One Concepts”, and practices specialized Kinesiology. She drives a Smart car and is profoundly happy to be with Ken Cameron, her playwright husband. Rita is a citizen of two countries: Canada and Hungary. 

She has returned to performing with her most recent multidisciplinary show called The Damage is Done starring herself and renowned author, speaker and thinker Dr Gabor Maté (see productiveobsession.com).