Mariah Horner

PhD Student

Cultural Studies


Mariah HornerMo (Mariah) Horner is a theatre artist based in Kingston. Her PhD research focuses on abolitionist dramaturgies, site-specific live performance, care work, and collaborative creation. As a theatre director she’s worked with Thousand Islands Playhouse, SpiderWebShow, Great Canadian Theatre Company and Theatre Kingston. Interested in catalyzing independent and non-traditional theatre artists and forms in Kingston, she was the Festival Director of CFRC's Shortwave Theatre Festival in 2020 and Kingston's Storefront Fringe Festival from 2016-2018. Co-founding the Cellar Door Project with Devon Jackson in 2013, Mariah has produced and dramaturged 15 original site-specific theatre performances in Kingston and Ottawa. She has an an MA in Theatre Theory & Dramaturgy from uOttawa and has been published by SpiderWebShow, Visit Kingston, Canadian Theatre Review, and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. You can read her project in progress on participatory Canadian performance with Dr. Jenn Stephenson