MICHAEL MARTINI is a queer playwright and performer who uses techniques of theatre to create performances for various contexts, e.g. the theatre, the gallery, the cabaret. He has presented several projects in Montreal and Toronto since graduating from Concordia University in 2017, often collaborating with dancers and visual artists. Notably in 2018, his collaboration Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi appeared at the OFFTA Festival, where it won the Grolsch Hybridity Award. He has since also been nominated as Outstanding Emerging Artist (2018) by the Montreal English Theatre Awards for his devised solo Olivia Newton-John-a-thon. His performances shift between the banal and the flamboyant, layering text installation with video, theatrical lecture, monologue, and pop music. He lives in Montreal.
Nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist (Performance), METAs 2018
Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi plays at ZH Festival, August 4 2018
Ser/Viniendo, collaboration with artist Laura Acosta at TAP, July 2018
Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi wins Grolsch Hybridity Award
Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi plays @ OFFTA, May 29-30 2018
Beep Test to be performed @ Le Mile-End s’articule, June 2 2018