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31 May 2017

'Say what you want to say': Theatre pioneer Djanet Sears shares her advice for young artists

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Djanet Sears is a woman who needs no introduction. The award-winning playwright, director, producer and actor made history in 1990 when her theatre anthology Afrika, Solo became the first published play by a Canadian woman of African descent.

03 Mar 2017

Poet Paulina O'Keiffe Shares Her Inspiration For Writing

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Paulina is a Toronto poet, producer, and artist educator. The Founder of Guerrilla of the Word Productions and the Words by the Water Collective, Paulina is influenced by her diverse descent and her work in multiple communities, bringing her passion to the page and the stage.

13 Mar 2016

Roxane Tracey On Creating Affordable Art

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Visual Artist and Poet Roxane Tracey is making art both accessible and affordable.

03 Nov 2015

Star Director Weyni Mengesha On Her Latest Project, Butcher

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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.

25 Sep 2015

The Journey of Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani

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Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright, Songwriter, Singer, Dancer and Creative Consultant … Anne-Marie Woods (Amani) is a one woman powerhouse.

26 Mar 2015

Trust Your Voice. Halifax’s third Poet Laureate opens up about poetry and life.

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Shauntay Grant is a Black Canadian writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

11 Mar 2015

Girl Power On And Off The Stage

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Dance wasn’t something Tamina Pollack-Paris had to fall in love with, it found her and the two grew in harmony.

01 Mar 2015

Jemeni: "I Write Because I Have To. That's Life To Me"

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Jemeni (born Joanne Gairy) is likely best known as the other half of Mark & Jem In The Morning, a punchy morning radio show on G987FM.

24 Feb 2015

Trust Your Voice. Halifax’s Third Poet Laureate opens up about poetry and life.

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Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

26 Jan 2015

Playwright Trey Anthony Working On New Documentary

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Trey Anthony is using her creative expertise to share the stories of Black women and train the next generation of Canadian writers. 

20 Jan 2015

Extraordinary Canadian Dancer, Tamla Matthews is Celebrated on the 2015 Legacy Poster

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Tamla Matthews is a recognized dance artist, director, entrepreneur and educator in the Canadian arts community. Over the past two decades, she has used her exceptional talent and passion for dance to uplift African and Caribbean communities in Toronto.

19 Jan 2015

What's In A Name? Author Sean Mauricette Shares Story Behind New Book

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Sean Mauricette has many titles to his name, some of which include actor, producer, musician, and public speaker. He’s now adding author to the list, but he readily admits it was by no intentional plan… and shares how he became a sort of accidental author.

10 Jan 2015

Zion: Fresh New Talent On The Gospel Scene

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With the release of her debut album, He's All Around, Marinda Kikanke, otherwise known by her stage name, Zion, is on fire!

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