Entries by Sarah Grenier-Laforce

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : T.Y. Jung

T.Y. Jung is a South Korean dancer and musical theatre performer with emerging credits in English and French productions across Montréal. He notably comprises one-half of the musical duo ‘The Balcony’, an acoustic pop-rock/folk band he created in 2015 with childhood friend Rhys Sheng. Despite also having been a dancer in his youth, T.Y.’s valued […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Azin Mohammadi

Azin Mohammadi is an Iranian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Montréal. Currently enrolled in the Master’s of Information Studies program at Université de Montréal after completing a BFA in Art Education from Concordia University, she presently works as an art facilitator for seniors in rehabilitation while pursuing her passion for the stage. Credits at […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Smriti Bansal

Smriti Bansal is an author, editor, and communications professional from New Delhi, India. Upon moving to Montréal, she began building her profile within the local artistic community as a Communications Intern for the Fringe festival, an opportunity which then led her to the position of Digital Content Manager at Confabulation. Now a Producer for the […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Alessandra Tom

Alessandra Tom is a Chinese Canadian artist based in Montréal whose professional theatre credits involve roles as a director, dramaturge, and devised creator. Having graduated from Concordia University in Performance Creation with a minor in Human Rights, she has combined the two passions in the aim of staging socially relevant works. Productions at the Montréal […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Maryline Chery

Maryline Chery is a French creole artist of Haitian descent whose original works as a performer, dramaturg, and creator include ’Noire’ and ‘Afrodisiaque’. An alumna of Concordia University’s BFA Theatre program and Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, professional stage credits since graduating include Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s ’Blackout’. At the Montréal Fringe, she’s notably appeared […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Brefny Caribou

Brefny Caribou is a Swampy Cree/Irish-Settler artist from Toronto, ON, whose stage credits have included working with Infinithéâtre, Urban Ink, Caravan Farm Theatre, and Aluna Theatre. As a creator, her works are known to be collective and collaborative in nature, often encompassing subject matter of identity, culture and decolonization as it relates to her ancestry. […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Amanda Benn

Amanda Benn is a Canadian artist of Antiguan and Guyanese descent made prominent in Montréal for her work as a dancer, choreographer, singer, instructor, and radio host. On stage, she’s notably performed with the Afro-Caribbean dance troupe Westcan Folk Performing Company, with Black Theatre Workshop’s ’Shifting Grounds’, and as a creator for the Revolution They […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Swati Khanna

Fringe Festival Volunteer Coordinator Swati Khanna is a rising presence in Montréal theatre as one of our community’s beloved cultural workers. Having first pursued a calling in the arts at the age of 5 as an Indian classical dancer, she then forged a successful career in Mumbai as a creative director/producer in film, television, and […]

EMERGING BIPOC ARTIST PROFILES : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is a Montréal born and based actor, director, producer, and creator. As a co-Founder and Artistic Director of Tantalus Theatre, his featured works at the Fringe include his company’s productions of ‘James and Ziggy’ and ‘Adoration’. As a performer, he’s appeared on the circuit with Infemous’ ‘The Peers’ and AlienCat Productions’ ‘Mostly Scripted’. […]

Emerging BIPOC artist profiles : Jayden Iota’takeratenion Beaton

Jayden Iota’takeratenion Beaton is a Montréal based artist of Mohawk and Ojibwe descent whose emerging work as an actor, director, and playwright continues to show promise as a prominent aboriginal voice in local theatre. Founder and Artistic Director of Tewakaratónnions Productions – whose company made its debut at the 2019 Fringe with the world premiere […]