Monique Mojica is a Kuna and Rappahannock actor and playwright based in Toronto. She began training at the age of three and belongs to the second generation spun directly from the web of New York's Spiderwoman Theater. Her published plays include "Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots" and "Birdwoman and the Suffragettes." She is an acclaimed stage and film actor, nominated for best supporting actress by Native Americans in the Arts for her role in "Smoke Signals." She is a former Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts and editor of a special issue of Canadian Theatre Review on Native Theatre. With Ric Knowles, she is co-editor of Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English.