From a swamp in northern Ontario to the streets of Paris, Nisha Coleman uses music, recorded dialogue, soundscapes and traditional storytelling to share a deeply personal tale involving mosquitoes, mental illness and recurring self-exile. Told in her signature comedic style, Nisha tackles serious subjects with humour and grace. Be prepared to experience the emotional gamut, from flatulence to identity crises. Self-exile takes you on a quest away from and eventually back to the self. 

Upcoming Shows

 upcoming shows 

Upcoming Shows


All in a Weekend with Sonali Karnick   |   December 24, 2016   |   09:41

A one-woman show about a painfully shy woman who grew up with hippie parents, and a father with mental illness called "Self-Exile" comes to Centaur Theatre. We speak with actress and author Nisha Coleman.

CBC Radio 1 - All in a Weekend with Sonali Karnick - Nisha Coleman - Self-Exile
00:00 / 00:00

January 2017

Centaur Theatre

453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montreal


Nisha Coleman transports the audience from her hippie childhood in rural swampland to street performing in Paris. Self-Exile is a humorous and compelling exploration of alienation, mental health, and self-identification.

Centaur’s Best of the Fringe Award


“One of the highlights of this year's fringe”

- Cult Montreal

“A fantastic storyteller, a captivating performer”

- Montreal Rampage

Thursday, March 9

at 8:30 PM


Montreal Improv

3697 St-Laurent, Montreal

April 13, Storytelling in Paris!


Storytelling in Paris!

Paris Lit Up Open Mic Evening, 103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris, France


Storytelling event for Blue Metropolis Literary Festival 

Blue Metropolis Festival, 10 Sherbrooke St. West, Salle Godin (Hôtel 10), Montréal