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“I’d love to see you play a Hamlet one day, or Macbeth or any role you want and deserve, regardless of gender or race or anything else.” One of my mentors said those words to me with an undeniable spark in her eyes as we spoke about the state of theatre in Toronto.

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Before there was reggae there was ska. This little known fact is being resurrected and celebrated in the 2014 version of Gimme One Riddim, the highly successful dance and theatre production being remounted for the third time in less than one year.

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27 Feb 2019

In October 2018 Weyni Mengesha returned to Toronto as Soulpepper Theatre’s Artistic Director - making her the first woman and person of colour to sit at the helm of the city’s largest non-profit.

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The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely is a hilarious, timely and evocative tale of a young woman’s search for love.

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In just a few days my new play SHE SAID/HE SAID - about Black Love in Toronto will make its Toronto Premiere at Native Earth AKI Studio in Regent Park. We took a break from rehearsals to sit down for a chat with lead actor Matthew G Brown who plays the role of “HE”. 

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The 14th biennial Rock.Paper.Sistahz Festival opens today at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Trinidadian-Canadian writer and performer Fiona Clarke is the playwright behind Broken Windows, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the shooting in the U.S. of a Muslim family over a parking ticket.

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A huge dream of mine has just come true – my play that was in development for just over two years has just hit an Equity Stage in Montreal.

Published in Opinion

I had just taken the helm of b current performing arts, a 26-year-old company dedicated to theatre from the Black and brown diaspora.

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When people go see a play, they are usually so mesmerized by the actors on stage that the people behind the scenes are often overlooked in the celebration of a play’s success.

Published in Artists

After 5 years off the theatre stage pursuing a career in film and television performance, I came to the InspiraTO Festival as an actor in the Blue Show installation of Last Night at the Paradise, a ten minute show written by Elektra and directed by Annemieke Wade.

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