Calling all IBPOC recent theatre graduates, students graduating this year, and those entering their final year of study! You’re invited to a two-day (online) IBPOC Theatre Grad Fair, beginning May 2 and continuing on May 6! You will have the chance to meet with other IBPOC students from across the country and hear from experienced IBPOC artists on the transition from post-secondary theatre education to the professional realm.
The event will open on May 2 with a “coffee chat” between Keith Barker and Jiv Parasram, two leading IBPOC artists, hosted by Lisa Karen Cox. They’ll speak about their career paths and what it means to be a “hyphenated” artist. On May 6, participants will move between a series of breakout rooms with artists from across the country who have likewise pursued a hyphenated career path in theatre.
May 2, 2:30-3:30 EDT – Coffee Chat with Keith Barker and Jiv Parasram, hosted by Lisa Karen Cox
May 6, 1:00-2:30 EDT – Networking with professional artists in breakout rooms
Artists include: Cole Alvis, Keith Barker, Audrey Dwyer, Santiago Guzman, Jeff Ho, Keira Loughran, Omari Newton, Joyce Padua, Jiv Parasram, Mike Payette, Miquelon Rodriquez. Full bios here.
IBPOC Advisory Group: Kat Chin, Lisa Karen Cox, Karen Fricker, Gloria Mampuya, Bongani Musa, Rachel Mutombo, Jiv Parasram, Marlis Schweitzer
Event sponsors: Brock University; Canadian Association for Theatre Research; Centennial College; George Brown College; Katrina Dunn; Langara College; National Theatre School; Sheridan College; University of Calgary; University of Ottawa; University of Regina; University of Toronto, Mississauga; University of Toronto, Scarborough; University of Winnipeg; York University.
Event publicity & support: Yasmine Amirkhani and Gillian Minaker