Johanna Nutter had her first role at the age of two in her father's experimental film Loose Associations (National Film Board) and has been making stories about family ever since. She studied with Warren Robertson of the Actors' Studio for 10 years and serves as muse for filmmaker Olivier Godin: their third collaboration, Waiting For April, was part of the critic's week at the 2018 Berlinale. She is one of the few Montreal theatre artists to work bilingually, playing Claire in the French premiere of David Greig's The Events (La Licorne) and Margie in the Canadian premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People (Centaur, META nomination, best actress). Her creation work has toured extensively across Canada and internationally, in both English and French, including Soho Theatre (London), The Pleasance (Edinburgh Fringe), PIVOT (Whitehorse), ProPulse (Brussels), Revolver (Vancouver), Summerworks (Toronto), Undercurrents (Ottawa), La Licorne and Centaur (Montreal). As well as her works-in-progress with visual artist Nadia Myre, A Casual (strikethrough) Reconstruction, and rising star Emmanuel Schwartz in OSCAR: girl gone wilde, recent works include Tree Hug (2017), and my pregnant brother/my playwright sister (2009 – 2017), the first half of which won a MECCA for best text, the Centaur Award for best English production, and the Cochon d’Or for Meilleure production de la relève 2011-2012 (Mon frère est enceinte).  As artistic director of creature/creature, her production of CHLORINE (Florence Longpré & Nicolas Michon), which Nutter translated and directed, was selected as Centaur’s Brave New Look for 2016. She is currently working on a translation of Annick Lefebvre's Les Barbelés, which premièred at La Colline in Paris. She also curated Centaur's Wildside Festival for 7 years and is the founder and president of the Freestanding Room, a member-driven artist space in Montreal, now in its 10th year. In her spare time, she produces educational radio programming and facilitates the recordings of oral histories in Africa. She lives next to Mount Royal, where she finds strength and inspiration.

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