Monique Mojica (Guna and Rappahannock nations) is an actor/playwright/dramaturg/artist-scholar spun from the family web of Spiderwoman Theater. Monique’s artistic practice mines stories embedded in the body in connection to land and place. She has created land-based, embodied dramaturgies and taught Indigenous theatre in theory, process, and practice throughout Canada, the US, Latin America, and Europe. She has most recently been seen on stage in the role of Wanda in My Sister’s Rage at Tarragon Theatre, Aunt Shady in The Unnatural and Accidental Women at the NAC and in Izzie M.: The Alchemy of Enfreakment, written by Monique with a diverse creative team. Monique has collaborated with Santee Smith as the dramaturg for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s tryptic Re-Quickening/Blood Tides/SKe:NEN and for Teneil Whiskeyjack’s Ayita for Edmonton’s SkirtsAfire Festival. She is a member of the newly formed Indigenous Dramaturgy Circle at Tarragon Theatre. Monique is the 2023 inaugural Wurlitzer Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria’s Theatre Department. Recent publications include Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way: Mapping Embodied Indigenous Performance, written with Brenda Farnell (University of Michigan Press, 2023).