Current Projects

Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver) My Funny Valentine I February 2008, a fifteen-year-old boy asked another boy in his class to be his valentine. The next day, that boy shot and killed him during first period. My Funny Valentine enters the minds of people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them and examines the ripple effect of hatred in a community. Haunting, moving, and at times strangely comedic, My Funny Valentine cracks open the greater humanity of a town trying to heal. January 2018, Buddies In Bad Times

Theatre Passe Muraille   Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre in Canada. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices that support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences. Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays, striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

Acha Bacha For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time.  January 2018, Passe Muraille Backspace.
The Drawer Boy Miles, an aspiring actor from Toronto, has relocated to rural Ontario. The actor’s theatre company is there to research country life with the hopes of developing a play. During an extended visit with two farmers Miles discovers the challenges of manual labor and inadvertently stumbles upon a secret that has been held for decades. February 2018, Passe Muraiile Mainspace

Kaeja d’Dance bridges dance art and the public. The work is personal, highly physical, quirky and sensual, revealing stories, lives lived and risks we take as human beings. Since 1991, Kd’D has triggered a cascade of award-winning contemporary creations in dance performance, site works with extreme numbers of dancers and screen dance.
The Solo Dance Xchange A serendipitous exchange of dance making, where one dancers solo becomes another’s inspiration to create and perform. Produced by Kaeja d’Dance as part of Xtraordinary TO Dances (XTOD), the Solo Dance Xchange (SDX) is a platform for 22 extraordinary Toronto dance artists to intimately expose and fertilize each other’s creative process with essences of what makes them who they are. A multiplicity of generations and practices, these artists will perform a 3-minute stage solo inspired by another’s original improvised XTOD film footage, shot in the summer of 2017. This gateway between dance artists and their practices is a unique eye into what makes each dancer move and respond. February 2018, Crowsnest Theatre

b current performing arts co. b current is a not-for-profit arts company, which presents and supports performance works emanating from Black and other Diasporic Communities in Canada. This Toronto-based theatre company focuses on developing and producing material often only seen outside of mainstream and even contemporary alternative venues.
Take D Milk, Nah? “This is the story of how I once birthed a cow…kinda…” Jivesh is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. In Take d Milk, Nah? Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-do’s and Hin-don’ts at the intersections of these cultures. The show is a refreshingly candid and delightfully funny look at race, religion and nationalism(s): What divides us – and what we’re willing to accept in the desire to belong. Oh, and there’s a cow. April 2018, Passe Muraille Backspace

Your Dance Fest random acts of dance is proud to present Your Dance Fest; a new community oriented dance festival in the heart of Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood. This audience-focused festival boasts performances chosen by non-dancers, unique audience/artist interactions, free workshops for everybody, prizes, parties and more – something for every viewer! August 2018, various locations

Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF)
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) was established in 1999. It has two aims: to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one-off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events; and to increase the earned revenue capability of the applicant organization. Since 1999, the Government of Ontario has invested $32 million in the Fund and the success of the over 450 initiatives in which OCAF has invested has led to a healthy replenishment of the Fund for future projects. Attendance to OCAF funded events has reached 35 million to date. Ongoing.

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS 2017/18

Humber College
Instructor at Humber College, Arts and Cultural Management program, renewed post-grad course in social media.

Ryerson University
Instructor at Ryerson School of Performance , special topics social media