Miriam Fernandes

Miriam Fernandes

  • Director, Writer and Programming

Miriam is the Co-Artistic Director of Why Not theatre and has worked as an actor, director, and theatre-maker around the world.  Recent directing and creation credits include Metamorphoses (CDTPS, The University of Toronto), Hayavadana (Soulpepper Theatre), Nesen, (MiniMidiMaxi Festival, Norway) The First Time I Saw the Sea (YVA Company, Norway).  She is currently is co-writing/adapting for the stage the ancient epic, Mahabharata (Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival), is developing a Deaf/hearing production of Lady Macbeth (in partnership with 1S1 Collective), and is the co-writer of What You Won’t Do for Love with Drs. David Suzuki and Tara Cullis. Miriam is the recipient of the JBC Watkins Award and was nominated for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize.  Miriam  has trained with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, and is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  

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