Émilie Monnet’s theatre practice straddles performance and media arts, and revolves around questions of identity, memory, history and transformation. Her works favour the process of collaborative creation and are, more often than not, presented as interdisciplinary theatre or immersive shows. Artist in Residence, from 2018 à 2021, at le Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, she presented her latest creation, OKINUM in October, 2018. This Time Will Be Different, her new work, co-created with the choreographer Lara Kramer, will be presented at the FTA (Festival du théâtre des Amériques) in June and then in Scotland in August. Since 2016, Émilie has also presented Scène contemporaine autochtone, a platform for the diffusion of Live First Nations Arts. The next edition of Scène contemporaine autochtone will be presented at Edinburgh this summer in a partnership with The Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Émilie is both Anishnaabe and Française, and she grew up in the Outaouais and in Brittany. She currently lives in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal. onishka.org
Émilie Monnet Artistic Director of ONISHKA & Scène contemporaine autochtone / Indigenous Contemporary Scene.