Alexandria Patience is a writer, theatre director and performer. She was a founding members and Artistic Director of Maenad Theatre, Calgary. She has written or contributed to Mother Tongue, Aphra, The Cocoa Diary, Speaking in Mother Tongues and You. A section from You was translated into Spanish and published in the Argentinian anthology El Perfecto Sexo. She was a founding member of MasQuirx, Calgary┬┤s visual and performing arts group which has toured internationally. For many years Alexandria programmed and curated film and video for herland, feminist film & video Celebration. Working with the homeless to give them a voice she created the video see me, which was screened at Document 2 film festival in Glasgow and is used as a Scottish medical training tool. Recent audio art works include: two outdoor audio walks, Portskerral Melvic Stories 1 & 2; DownloadLowdoan, a national podcast project in which she represented the North, the Hebrides, Orkney Islands and the Shetlands; and Fichead Eun, a Children’s Parliament audio and visual art project in the Uists district of Scotland. She creates large-scale public art projects and has exhibited art works internationally. She is currently living on the north coast of Scotland and working as a freelance interdisciplinary artist and storyteller who also creates festivals and community events. Alexandria’s core drive is the art of storytelling and a consuming interest in the rituals supporting us through death and grief.