Nathalie Claude


Nathalie Claude is a Montréal based actor, director, dancer, choreographer, writer, musician, clown, artistic coach, and dramaturg. As an actor she has over 50 professional theatre, dance, film and television credits. Her solo collaborative creations have toured across Canada, USA and Europe and garnered prizes and extensive media attention.

In the last 30 years she has been performing with Omnibus, Le Pool, Carbone 14, Pigeons International, Brouhaha Danse, ThĂ©Ăątre PÀP, ThĂ©Ăątre Il-va-sans-dire, CrĂ©ations Diving Horse, MontrĂ©al Danse, Nouveau ThĂ©Ăątre ExpĂ©rimental, Sybillines, Imago Theatre, The Other Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Cirque du Soleil, touring in over 20 countries. She has appeared in several Canadian films, and television series, and for 6 years played a lead character on Quebec’s beloved sitcom, KM/H. In the fall of 2008 Nathalie won Best Actress at the MECCA awards  (Montreal critic circle awards) for her role as  Emily the “Pig” in the Imago Theatre production of The Baroness and the Pig. 

She is a member of Momentum; a Montreal theatre company comprised of 9 artists with distinctive visions. They are united in the shared desire to create contemporary works, and transcend the boundaries of the discipline. Her own creations with the company include, the critically acclaimed Les Filles de SĂ©lĂ©nĂ© (1999-2001), La FĂȘte des Morts co-created with CĂ©line Bonnier (2002-2004), and Limbes/Limbo (2004) a co-creation with the dancer Lin Snelling.

Nathalie has also created six physical theatre solos including: The Sadness Trilogy (1999-2003); The Madness Trilogy and others. From 2001 to 2006 she wrote, directed, and performed five bilingual vaudevilles, for the sapphic and old-fashioned cabaret created by Miriam Ginestier: Le Boudoir. And between 1995-2001, she was a member of the musical collective: Les Secretaires Percutantes (The Percussive Secretaries) comprised of 7 actress-percussionists playing in kitsch costumes, with caustic humor, feminist joy and wild rhythms. “The secretaries” (Nathalie Claude, Mireille Leblanc, Suzanne Lemoine, Sylvie Moreau, Brigitte Poupart, Dominique Quesnel, et Isabelle Villeneuve) performed in many bars, cabarets, festivals an events of all kinds, including: Les Francofolies, Just For Laughs, Nuit d’Afrique, Black and Blue, and did an hommage at Gala les Olivier in 2001, for one of Quebec’s revolutionnary female artists: ClĂ©mence Desrochers.

In 2009 she was invited by the  Montreal  Museum of Fine Arts to co-design  the largest-ever retrospective of works by the celebrated pre-Raphaelite British artist, John William Waterhouse (1849-1917): The Garden of Enchantment. Then in 2010 she directed the opera by Gertrude Stein, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights for the Theater Department of Concordia University in Montreal.

She is also a very active and in-demand MC for cabarets and festivals of all genres, and was for 4 years (2008-2012) an artistic coach for actors, characters, and clowns for Cirque du Soleil. From 2012-2015, she toured with Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, in which she created and played the male clown Jeeves.

Mothering by Moynan King

Un party pyjama avec des jeux de société, du chocolat chaud et des contes au lit avant de faire dodo.

Part visual art installation and part interactive performance, Mothering is a 4-day pyjama party complete with board games, warm ovaltine, bed time stories and the familiar touch of mother’s warm hand on your cheek as you drift off to sleep. Audience members are greeted at the door of the gallery, offered a flannel nightshirt and are gently encouraged to become a part of the installation itself. Exploring and confounding the line between audience and performer, Mothering recognizes the audience as significant in the art-making process. Just like Mom would.

Performed by
Moynan King
Nathalie Claude
Dayna McLeod

Thank you for helping me with the puzzle, thank you for not making me do my own dishes, and thank you for brushing my hair.

Your daughter, Miriam

Trop cool d’avoir trios maman.

Your son, Jerome

Of course you can bring your friends and stay as long as you want.

Love, Mom
Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer