Donna-Michelle St. Bernard aka Belladonna the Blest is an emcee, playwright, administrator, and agitator.  Works for the stage include Sound of the BeastCake, A Man A Fish, Salome’s Clothes and Gas Girls. She is a coordinator with the AdHoc Assembly, artistic director of New Harlem Productions and former general manager of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her work has been recognized with nominations for the Governor General’s Award, Siminovitch Prize, KM Hunter Award, Herman Voaden Award, Enbridge PlayRites Award Dora Mavor Moore Award. She is co-editor with Yvette Nolan of the Playwrights Canada Press anthology Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes, and editor of Indian Act. DM is currently emcee in residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and playwright in residence at lemonTree Creations.