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.
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.
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.
Shauntay Grant is a Black Canadian writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.
Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Trey Anthony is using her creative expertise to share the stories of Black women and train the next generation of Canadian writers.
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.
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.