Mariah (Mo) Horner is a theatre artist and PhD candidate based in Kingston. She is interested in abolitionist dramaturgies, site-specific live performance, care work and collaborative creation. She is a co-investigator on a project with Dr Jenn Stephenson about participatory theatre and their book PLAY: Dramaturgies of Participation will be available in 2024. Co-founding site-specific theatre collective Cellar Door Project in 2013 here in Kingston, she’s co-created 15 original plays and worked with anARC Theatre, NAC Canada Scene, Thousand Islands Playhouse, SpiderWebShow, the Kick and Push Festival, Theatre Kingston. Interested in catalyzing non-traditional theatre forms in Kingston, she was the Festival Director of CFRC’s Shortwave Radio Theatre Festival in 2020 and 2022 and she ran the Storefront Fringe Festival 2016–2018. She has been published by Theatre Research in Canada and Canadian Theatre Review and last year she participated in Studies in Solitude and a guest + a host = a ghost, both micro-residencies at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre. She is a core member of Kingston superband The Gertrudes, an emcee at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival and in 2022, she won the Mayor’s Arts Award for her work in the Kingston arts community.