Moynan King

Photo David Hawe.


Originally from East Farnham, Québec, Moynan King is a Toronto-based performer, director, curator, writer and scholar. As an actor she has over forty professional film, theatre and TV credits, most recently roles in the hit CBC series Baroness von Sketch Show, and John Greyson’s silent subway thriller Murder in Passing and his upcoming feature Last Car. She is the author of six plays, the creator of performance installations, including the The Beauty Salon and Mothering, and was the co-creator and director of trace, which toured across Canada in 2015. She has been an artist-in-residence at Studio 303 in Montreal, and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse. Moynan was co-founder and director of the Hysteria Festival (2003–2009), co-director of the Rhubarb! Festival (2003–2005), and has curated many a cabaret (Cheap Queers; Explain Yourself; Anne Made Me Gay; City of Freaks; Strange Sisters; Hysteria @ Edgy Women). 

King holds a PhD from York University. Her academic writing has been published in journals (Canadian Theatre ReviewnomorepotlucksCanadian Literature), and books (More Caught in the ActOnce More, With FeelingCompulsive ActsToronto Theatre and Performance). She was the editor of Canadian Theatre Review, issue 149, Queer Performance: Women and Trans Artists







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed