The Montreal Times
Toronto Guardian, July, 2017
"Things Drugs Taught Me is a dope show, a total storytelling trip. Performer Nisha Coleman is awesome."
A vivid, frank and emotionally affecting memoir of three years eking out an existence in the City of Lights as a street musician.
Montreal Gazette, January 2016
It’s a long way from the arches of Rue de Rivoli to the swamps around Huntsville, Ont., where Coleman grew up working-class among the cottages of Muskoka country. Coming to Montreal at nineteen, she studied music and psychology for a year at McGill. “I was trying so hard to learn French, and failing miserably,” said the 34-year-old in her Rosemont apartment last week, recalling her first Montreal stint... More
Self-Exile is one of the highlights of this year’s Fringe
Cult MTL, June 2016
Transporting the audience on a voyage that takes us from her childhood growing up with hippie parents to her busking days on the streets of Paris, Montreal’s Coleman evokes a panoply of emotions with an innocent charm. The writing, in contrast, betrays an alert intelligence as she explores themes of alienation, isolation, mental health and self-identification..... More
Storytelling at its best.
Montreal Rampage, June 2017
The stories come and go, veering between the strange and the hilarious, the worrisome to the moving. But never once do these tales sound self-indulgent or gloating. Gandell and Coleman are fantastic as their contrasting personalities bounce off one another... More
"All in a Weekend" with Sonali Karnick
CBC Radio 1, December 2016
A one-woman show about a painfully shy woman who grew up with hippy parents, and a father with mental illness called "Self-Exile" comes to Centaur Theatre. We speak with actress and author Nisha Coleman.
Rewind! How does someone end up busking in Paris?
Montreal Rampage, December 2015
A performance in the Solos festival. A play called “Things Drugs Taught Me.” Co-producer of Confabulation. A book launch. It’s hard to keep up with little dynamo Nisha Coleman. I had the great good fortune to talk to her about her brand spanking new book, Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris... More
We take a look at Confabulation, the city’s only monthly live storytelling event.
PBS Vermont, February 2016
Bill Brownstein: High anxiety - and clever comedy - from Jeff Gandell and Nisha Coleman
Montreal Gazette, October 2015
Her drug experience came as a result of being broke in Montreal, where she moved following her time in Paris. “The kind of broke that brings you to the ultimate low point in your life, where you find yourself scrawling through the etcetera ads on Craigslist,” she recalls. “The ads are even more depressing: looking for personal assistants who can wash dishes or do frequent leg massages for a circulation problem … More
There’s nothing like watching deep sincerity and Coleman embodies it every time.
Montreal Rampage, November 2015
The pre-show music consists of Regina Spektor’s “Open” with these lyrics leading us into the show’s opening: “Potentially lovely, Perpetually human, Suspended and open.” These words perfectly describe the journey Coleman takes us on for the next hour... More