September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017


Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa

(613) 322-8336


Events Description

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
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At the door: 2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa ON


Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 8pm

Venue: Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa ON

Street Parking
Public transport accessible

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