Adjani Poirier is a queer multidisciplinary theatre artist who currently lives and writes in her hometown of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. She’s interested in creating work that explores the beauty and the ugly of the human experience, crafting stories that reveal the complexity of navigating a world where systemic “isms” oppress and yet love and connection still seep through the cracks, strong and fierce, giving us life.
Plays include flight of fancy, hold me close (New Words Festival 2023, directed by Rose Plotek), Sinkhole (or six ways to disappear) (runner-up for the 2022 Playwrights Guild of Canada RBC Emerging Playwright Award, finalist for Infinithéâtre’s 2022 Write-on-Q contest) Scares, Frights, Joys & Delights (Reading for Geordie Theatre Fest 2023 directed by Amanda Kellock), Scorpio Moon (Centaur Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal Queer Reading Series 2022, directed by Murdoch Schon) and Celebrity Dogs (part of Boca del Lupo’s national project “Plays2Perform @ Home” 2021).
Adjani curated the 2021 edition of QueerCab with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and was on the selection jury for Slut Island, a feminist music and art festival. She has worked with The Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont where she learned how to puppeteer, paper mache, and walk on stilts.
During her time at NTS Adjani had the pleasure of collaborating with many inspiring artists, including Myekah Payne, Rose Plotek, Erin Shields, Andrea Romaldi, Dean Patrick Fleming and Nick Carpenter.