Michaela Washburn

Michaela Washburn

  • Actor
  • Clown
  • Spoken Word
  • Writer

Michaela Washburn hails from Alberta and is a proud Métis artist of Cree, Irish, French and English descent. Now based in North Bay, Ontario, her expertise spans theatre, film, television, hosting, writing, spoken word, clown, improvisation, workshop facilitation and stand-up. An award winning artist, Washburn also has multiple nominations. Most notably, for the Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Award and the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre. She has performed internationally at festivals and theatres in Wales, Aruba and across Canada and the United States. Selections of Michaela’s writing have been published in three different anthologies..one in California entitled Great Poets of Today, a collection of work by queer artists entitled Queering the Way, and most recently in Theatre Passe Muraille: A Collective History. Her first play, Water Under the Bridge, which she co-wrote with Carrie Costello, toured with Carousel Players, and opened the 2013/2014 season for the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (now known as Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre). Upcoming, Michaela is looking forward to the premiere of Frozen River, her latest co creation with Carrie Costello and Joelle Peters, at Manitoba Theatre For Young People.


Artists in Residence – Fall 2020

Brian Soloman
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Visual Art
Christa Couture
  • Broadcaster
  • Cyborg
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Writer
Christian Chapman
  • Film
  • Maker
  • Visual Art
Christine Friday
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
Greyson Gritt
  • Music Composer
  • Singer-Songwriter
Jessica Lea Fleming
  • Film
  • Playwright
  • Theatre
Michaela Washburn
  • Actor
  • Clown
  • Spoken Word
  • Writer
Nick Sherman
  • Musician
  • Singer-Songwriter
Syreeta Hector
  • Choreography
  • Dance
Taqralik Partridge
  • Poet
  • Spoken Word