Written and Performed by Nisha Coleman (Montreal). Is it better to be loved for who you are not, than rejected for who you are?
Born on a swamp to hippie parents, Nisha Coleman had an unusual upbringing. Her solo storytelling show, Self-Exile, transports the audience through key life events, from trauma to triumph, toddler to young adult, from a swamp in Northern Ontario to the streets of Paris.
“Don’t be yourself,” Coleman’s troubled father tells her when she is five years old, triggering a conscious separation from the self. She becomes a shapeshifter: a teacher’s pet, a troublemaker, a clown, a recluse. Geographic isolation and social anxiety lead to a period of selective mutism in adolescence, but through the violin, Coleman reconnects with humans and ultimately to herself. Self-Exile is a celebration of our complicated selves and what it really means to “be yourself.”
Winner of the Centaur’s Best of Fringe Award, Self-Exile was featured at the 2017 Wildside Festival at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.
Who is it for?
Tickets : $20
How to get tickets?
At the door: 2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa ON
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 8pm
Venue: Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa ON
Public transport accessible