Camille Intson (she/her) is an award-winning Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and practitioner-researcher.
"A young woman... with a real gift for narrative storytelling... with some real insight into the art of live performance."
- View Magazine
Photo by Rob Nelson
Camille's critically acclaimed writing, conceptual art, and multidisciplinary performance work explores queer femme identity and sexuality in a society that privileges maleness, heterosexuality, patriarchy, and coloniality.
As a scholar and practitioner-researcher, Camille engages with queer technology studies, critical making, performance studies, research-creation, and digital and augmented intimacies.
At once playful and provocative, personal and political, my work flows across shifting technologies and mediums including text, video, sound/music, and movement. As a performance artist, I am obsessed with the endless potentials of integrating digital technologies into live performance, and especially using these technologies to confront taboos about queer femme identities and sexualities. As a playwright, I aim to use intermedial forms of storytelling to unearth queer stories, and to reconfigure and complicate queer femme narratives. I yearn for stories in the queer canon to move beyond shame and towards dreamscapes of passion and play. As a creator and Artistic Director of queer/femme Hamilton and Toronto-based collective, Pantheon Projects, I am dedicated to a practice of risk taking and innovation within a queer-positive, gender diverse, anti-oppressive framework.
My performance work has been developed and produced across Canada. I have worked as a creator with the Grand Theatre London, Theatre Aquarius, Pat The Dog Theatre Creation, the BRINK Festival (London, England), the Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival (2017 Winner for Road), About Love Festival, the TAP Centre for Creativity, Alumnae Theatre, Tinkerspace Theatre, the Paprika Festival, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Hamilton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals. I have trained in playwriting, performance, and experimental forms of theatre making at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, École Jacques Lecoq, Fool at Heart School of Sacred Clowning, City Academy London, The Actor's Centre London, Theatre Ontario, and the Toronto Fringe.
I am a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's MA Performance Practice as Research in London, England, and I received my BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. I am a current PhD student in Information and Knowledge Media Design at the University of Toronto, where my interdisciplinary research is generously funded by a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) Award.
Outside of my academic and performance-based work, I make queer alternative folk music and am a proud cat mom to His Royal Highness, Prince Leopold Wolfgang Intson. I can be found everywhere on the internet at @camilleintson, or right here at at camilleintson.com.