Coleen MacPherson - Writer/Director/Actor

I am a Canadian-born writer, actor and theatre director. I trained at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where I mentored with French playwright, Michel Azama. I have worked with theatre companies such as: Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Necessary Angel, TheatreRUN and Why Not Theatre, while also being a core member of UK based international touring theatre company, Wet Picnic. My most recent play First Draft was performed at the Camden People’s Theatre (Camden Fringe) and the Mimetic Festival (The Vaults) in London, UK. I have toured work in the UK, France, Shangai and Toronto. My most recent work is a devised play This is why we Live… inspired by Polish poet Wisława Szymborska. I am also engaged in non-conventional sound installation work, and founded The Pocketology Collective with Chicago-based visual artist, Rachel Ellison. Our sound installation projects have been featured on CBC and BBC. I have also been teaching playwriting and movement-based theatre creation in Canada, France and the UK for over six years.