Just Between Us (Queer) Folks Symposium
Join Every Day She Rose Co-Director Sedina Fiati for two in-depth discussions happening between the matinee and evening performances. These talks are FREE and open to the general public, no ticket to the show is necessary. Booking through Brown Paper Tickets is not necessary but appreciated.
When: Saturday, November 30th
4 PM - Talk One: For Us, By Us, Imagining Black Queer Futures with Ravyn Wngz of Black Lives Matter and Sedina Fiati.
5 PM - Talk Two: Moving Together: Allyship in Queer Communities with Every Day She Rose Co-Playwright Nick Green and Sedina Fiati.
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St, Toronto)
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Ravyn Wngz is an African, Bermudian, Mohawk, 2Spirit, queer and transcendent individual. Ravyn aims to challenge mainstream arts and dance spaces by Sharing her stories while continuing to create opportunities and platforms for marginalized LGBTTIQQ2S people with a focus on African/black communities. Ravyn is a co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company- a queer multiracial dance company that aims to change the landscape of dance and provide accessible affirming dance education to the LGBTTIQQ2S community. Ravyn is the artistic director of OVA- Outrageous Victorious Africans Collective a Dance/Theatre collective that share the contemporary voices of African/Black and Queer/Self Identified storytellers. Ravyn is part of Black Live Matter Toronto Steering committee, A group who are committed to eradicating all forms of anti-Black racism, supporting Black healing and liberating Black communities.
Sedina Fiati is a Toronto based artist, producer, facilitator and activist for stage and screen with over 15 years of experience in the live performance industry. Proudly Black and queer, Sedina is deeply invested in artistic work that explores the intersection between art and activism, either in form or structure or ideally both. Sedina is a frequent panelist, moderator and facilitator in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and producing. Recent panels and workshops: Stratford Symposium 2019, Reel World Film Festival 2019, Making Space for Conflict with the AFC, CTVs Your Morning, Woke 2.0 Social Justice Workshop series.
Nick Green is a Dora and Sterling Award winning playwright based in Toronto. Favourite past and upcoming credits include Body Politic (lemonTree/Buddies in Bad Times; Dora Award); Dinner with the Duchess (NextStage Festival); Fangirl (book; Musical Stage Company, Launch Pad); Happy Birthday Baby J (Shadow Theatre, January 2020); In Real Life (book & co-lyrics; Sheridan College, April 2020); Poof! The Musical (book & lyrics; Capitol Theatre, Sterling nomination); and The Fabulous Buddha Boi (Guys UnDisguised and Frigid Festival NYC; Sterling Award). Nick has been a part of the Stratford Festivals Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program; Factory Theatres Natural Resources unit; and Nightwood Theatres Write from the Hip.
ABOUT EVERY DAY SHE ROSE
by Andrea Scott and Nick Green
Directed by Andrea Donaldson and Sedina Fiati
A Nightwood Theatre Production
November 23-December 8, 2019
at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)
The personal becomes political in this collaboratively created new work from playwrights Andrea Scott and Nick Green. When racial and queer politics collide with the Black Lives Matter protest at the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade, two best friends discover that the things that brought them together may now drive them apart. A hilarious and heartbreaking stare-down of privilege and oppression.
Visit www.nightwoodtheatre.net/whats_on/every_day_she_rose for more information!
ABOUT NIGHTWOOD THEATRE
Nightwood Theatre marks its 40th season in 2019-20. As Canadas foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women. Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created and produced award-winning plays that have garnered Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium and Governor Generals awards. The company is helmed by Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson and Managing Director Beth Brown, whose leadership has received public acclaim for artistic excellence, the successful training and development of emerging female talent, and its ongoing activism around gender equity.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiries.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (View)
12 Alexander Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4
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