Miriam Fernandes

Co-Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre

Miriam is a Toronto-based artist who has worked as an actor, director, and theatre-maker around the world.  Acting credits include Jungle Book (WYRD/Kidoons)Animal Farm (Soulpepper Theatre), Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre), Dinner with the Gods (Wolf and Wallflower, Sydney AU), The Snow Queen and A Sunday Affair (Theatre New Brunswick),  The Living (Summerworks Performance Festival), and Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre).  She has trained with the SITI Company, and is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  Directing and creation credits include Nesen, (MiniMidiMaxi Festival, Norway) The First Time I Saw the Sea (YVA Company, Norway).  She is currently in development for a few new pieces that she is co-creating including an adaptation of the Mahabharata, Three Pigsand a new play called Partition.  Miriam is the recipient of the JBC Watkins Award and was nominated for the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize.