Emily Pearlman

Emily Pearlman

Artistic Director

Emily Pearlman is a theatre creator and educator with 15 years experience developing new work as a writer/performer and director/dramaturg.  

She has worked with playwrights, poets, DIY theatre collectives, dancers, film-makers and sound artists. She has produced art festivals, created radio documentaries for CBC, been an age and  weight guesser at an old time carnival, taken the Greyhound from Ottawa to Mexico City, and worked on an organic farm in Spain. She considers all these experiences equally useful when working with Mi Casa and teaching play creation to people of all ages.

She is an Artistic Associate with The Ottawa International Children's Festival and Theatre 4.669, professor at University of Ottawa, and a board member for Youth Infringement. She has received five Prix Rideau Awards for her work and been nominated for thirteen as a writer, performer and director.

Nicolas Di Gaetano

Nicolas Di Gaetano

Artistic Associate

Nick is an comedian and musician whose 15+ years performance and creation career includes shows that straddle the boundaries of clown, puppetry, improv comedy, performance art and live music.


Over this time he has produced short films, sound designs, set designs, stage and film scripts, rock operas, folk concertos, theme musics, film scores, live recordings and theatrical compositions.


His work has toured Canada, the United States and Europe. He lives in the uncomfortable place where weird, sad and irreverent collide and is a self-described professional collaborator and renaissance (hu)man.

You can find out more about Nick HERE