Sanita Fejzić

Last updated: April 23, 2024

Sanita Fejzić is a playwright, poet, and novelist. Her first play, Blissful State of Surrender, premiered at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in 2022. A year later, Sanita produced Why Worry About Their Futures at the undercurrents festival, a tryptic that included her short play, “Expecting.” Sanita is planting the seeds for an artistic movement she calls Peasant Futurisms. Peasant Futurisms challenges how we understand ourselves and our place in the world by attending to our relationships to land, food, and community. 

Sanita lives in Vanier, Ottawa, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. She is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a child, she spent her summers on her grandparents’ peasant homesteads, and is the first generation in her family born in the city. 

NAC media featuring Sanita Fejzić