Marie Clements is an award-winning Métis performer, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and founding Artistic Director of urban ink Productions. Her ten plays including Burning Vision, The Unnatural and Accidental Women, and Urban Tattoo have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work including the Festival de Theatre des Ameriques (Urban Tattoo 2001, Burning Vision 2003) in Montreal, and The Magnetic North Festival (Burning Vision 2003) in Ottawa, and have garnered awards including 2004 Canada-Japan Award, short listed for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award, Jessie Richardson Awards and a Jack Webster Journalism nomination. As a writer Marie has worked in a variety of mediums including theatre, performance, film, multi-media, radio, and television. Her latest writing projects include her film Unnatural and Accidental invited to premiere at over fifteen film festivals including The MoMa Festival in New York, Toronto Film Festival, The Vancouver Film Festival and The American Indian Film Festival 2006. Currently Unnatural and Accidental has received ten nominations for the prestigious Leo Awards including Best Screenplay. As a producer and director Marie has been involved in the development of over seventy productions of new work across forms and disciplines. Copper Thunderbird will be published by Talon Books Fall 2007. She is currently Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre.