Emilie Monnet

Emilie Monnet

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Current Home:
Montreal, QC, Canada
Artistic Mediums:
Theatre, Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts for Social Change
Anishinaabe, French



The intersection of theatre, performance, and media arts allows for new pathways of expression to emerge, from which Émilie Monnet explores themes of identity, memory, history and transformation. Drawing inspiration from dreams and mythology—personal and collective—her work presents richly woven narratives that question the world we live in today. As a director, her most recent creation TSEKAN premiered at OFFTA Festival (Montreal) this year. Emilie is also the founder of Onishka Productions, an indigenous arts organisation that creates, produces and presents new works, and fosters interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations that are original and rich in meaning. With Onishka, she started producing and curating Indigenous Contemporary Scene, an indigenous live arts programming, which was presented for the first time at OFFTA Festival in 2016 . A graduate of Ondinnok’s theatre training program in partnership with the National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal, 2007), Emilie also studied media arts and holds a Masters in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from Deusto University, Spain and from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her artistic engagement is inspired by years of social activism with indigenous organizations in Canada and Latin America, as well as community art projects with incarcerated women and Indigenous youth. Emilie lives in Montreal.