I am a performance studies scholar, a dramaturg and a teacher. I also love to weave (yarn and stories).
I am originally from Quebec, Canada, and I have studied and taught theatre in French and in English on both coasts of Canada and the United States.
I am the author of Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec, published in 2019 by Northwestern University Press. My book and research focus on how questions of Indigenous sovereignty, cultural identity, and nationhood are negotiated through performances in the particular context of Quebec, a province whose national aspirations have often occupied center stage.
With Yves Sioui Durand, Catherine Joncas, and Jean-François Côté, I have also co-authored Xajoj Tun. Le Rabinal Achi d’Ondinnok. Réflexions, entretiens, analyses, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval in 2021.
You can read my work in TheatreForum, TDR:The Drama Review, Theatre Annual, Dance Research Journal, Revue Liberté, Revue Jeu, The Journal of Canadian Film Studies, as well as in various edited volumes.
As a practitioner, I love to work in collaborative settings and have had the pleasure of serving as a dramaturg for Sledgehammer Theatre, Native Voices at the Autry, and The Trip, for dance projects (Les Noces Allyson Green / La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Dee(a)r Spine by Sam Mitchell) and for film projects.