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Miriam Fernandes

Miriam is a theatre maker, director, and performer based in Toronto, Canada. 

Miriam is the Co-Artistic Director of the Toronto-based international company Why Not Theatre, and has worked as an actor, director, and theatre-maker around the world. She is the co-creator/associate director for Mahabharata (Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival/Barbican Centre) and the co-creator/associate director of What You Won’t Do for Love with Drs. David Suzuki and Tara Cullis. She is currently in development for a couple of new works including a new adaptation of Enemy of the People. Directing credits include The Courage to Right a Woman’s Wrongs (Stratford Festival Meighan Forum), Metamorphoses (CDTPS), Hayavadana (Soulpepper Theatre), Nesen, (MiniMidiMaxi Festival, Norway) The First Time I Saw the Sea (YVA Company, Norway). She is a graduate of Ecole Jacques Lecoq (Paris), and has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. Her plays have been turned into films, published and produced across Canada, the UK, Australia and Norway.

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Building “New” Audiences

Building “New” Audiences

10 April 2024

After being asked to share his thoughts on the future of international touring, Why Not Theatre founder Ravi Jain offers some of what he’s learned about engaging “new” audiences and building lasting relationships between artists and presenters.