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Mani Soleymanlou

Jury Member, 2023

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Since his graduation from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2008, Mani Soleymanlou is a prolific and recognized actor on the Montreal scene. He is the founder of Orange Noyée (2011), his creative company with which he writes, directs, and performs. His triptic on identity: UN, DEUX, TROIS tours Canada and is praised in a New York Times profile. Mani shines in multiple feature films such as Monia Chokri’s La femme de mon frère, Matthew Rankin’s Une language universelle. He takes on memorable roles on the small screen in C’est comme ça que je t’aime, La faille, Lâcher prise. He defends the role of Patrick, one of the lead characters in Radio-Canada new series, Avant le crash. In 2021, he became the artistic director of the French Theatre of Ottawa’s National Centre of Arts.


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