Mia van Leeuwen

Mia van Leeuwen practices the body of performance to explore wide-ranging themes while playfully blurring the lines between theatre, performance, ritual, and visual art. Unsettling, juxtaposing, queering, re-mixing, winking, collaborating, guiding, and making strange are some of the actions that inform the devising of her various projects. Her object theatre adaptation of Sapientia – a martyr play written in the 10th century by history’s first known female playwright Hrotsvitha of Gandershiem – won two METAs (Montreal English Theatre Awards) for Outstanding Independent Production and Outstanding Contribution to Theatre (produced by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre, Montreal). Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge and visitor on Treaty 7 Territory, Canada.