Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend
Monica Ogden | Sortome Photography
Lekwugen Territory / Victoria, B.C.

Monica Ogden

Monica Ogden (she/they) is an award winning queer, disabled, Filipina, Polynesian, British storyteller, actor and comedian. Her Lilang migrated to Kapuskasing, ON from Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines in 1966, and Monica’s family live uninvited in the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

Their solo show Monica vs. The Internet (★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press) directed by K.P. Dennis toured six cities across Canada in the summer of 2019, was presented at Second City Toronto (2019) and the National Theatre School of Canada (2020), and was recently recognized with the 2020 Witness Legacy Award from the Pro Art Alliance and the Witness Legacy Blanket. Monica holds a BA with distinction in Gender Studies from the University of Victoria and produces with Rage Sweater Theatre Productions, their disabled QT2BIPOC led/centered theatre company. Monica vs. The Internet will be presented as part of RISER 2022 with Why Not Theatre.