Renae Morriseau

Renae Morriseau is a writer, theatre director, actor and musician. She has worked across Canada and the United States in her arts practice and has toured internationally with her singing group, M’Girl. She has received cultural teachings through social and ceremonial songs with the Secwepemc, Okanagan, Nlaka’pamux, Moari, Cree and Ojibway peoples.

In theatre, she produced, wrote, directed, and acted in a variety of Aboriginal stories, contributing her music and dramaturgy, as well as teaching theatre to the next generation of thespians.  She just completed directing 6 episodes of the 3rd season for Quest Out West, a documentary TV series for APTN on Indigenous food sovereignty.  Renae continues to work in the DTES communities to cultivate social justice, inclusiveness, and community building through the power of theatre and performance art.  Renae’s most recent community theatre project is SRO (Single Room Occupancy) with Indigenous Women on home, homelessness and the spirit of cultural practice. Their stories will be presented at the Heart of the City Festival in November, 2019