Catherine Kidd

Catherine Kidd is a Montréal-based writer/performer; author of the novel Missing the Ark (conundrum press, 2007). Her cd/book Sea Peach (conundrum press) was launched as a solo show in 2002, and won the MECCA (Montréal English Critics’ Circle Award) for Best New Text of 2003. Described as “an adult blend of Dr. Seuss and Aesop’s Fables,” the show toured to festivals in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, New York, Bristol and Oslo; also the Edinburgh Fringe 2004, Toronto’s World Stage 2005, and the 2006 Arena Festival in Erlangen. Kidd’s work has been featured in Montréal’s Festival Voix d’Amériques and Festival Metropolis Bleu. Her dvd/book Bipolar Bear (conundrum press) includes live performance footage from the Singapore Fringe 2006, also the Spier Arts Poetry Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, Spring 2007. Her writing is published in Ascent, Matrix, and This magazines, while her short-story Green-Eyed Beans was nominated for the Journey prize. Her signature voice can be heard narrating Cirque du Soleil promos, air safety messages, a couple of documentaries about women’s pro sports, and a cinematic lip-gloss rap.

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