Workshops

Learn more about our workshop offerings, and the facilitators for each one. The conference is free and open to all, but advance registration is required.

Workshop space is limited and registration is not included in the full-day registration, please click the button below your the workshop you’re interested in to register for it.

Both workshops will be ASL interpreted.


Practicing Abundance

Thursday December 9th, 2021
4:00-6:00pm EST

Creating art through non-profit structures in a capitalistic society can produce cultures of competition and tension amongst equity-seeking artists, who are made to vie against each other in order to access resources and opportunities at gatekeeping institutions. How can we as artists resist that, forge strong collaborative networks, create paths for survival within institutions, and ways to sustainably work outside of them? This exploratory workshop creates an opportunity for 2QTBIPOC artists to come together to share, strategize about what it means, or could mean, to have enough.

Facilitator

Nikki Shaffeeullah

(she/her)

everything is many things: intersections of decolonizing and queer theatre practice

Tuesday December 7th, 2021
1:00-3:00pm EST

In this workshop we will discuss the intersections of decolonizing and queer theatre practices and methodologies. Grounding the discussion in relationship to self, place, and other we will embark on embodied dialogue that asks questions like: Is decolonizing practice inherently queer? Is queer practice inherently decolonizing? How do these two-practices come together in conversation?

Facilitator

Philip Jonah Logan Geller

Philip Jonah Logan Geller is a Métis (Red River) and Jewish (Ashkenazi) artist and educator, who is focused on decolonizing his process by listening to and dialoguing with ancestral and cultural knowledge. They have worked across Turtle Island as a director, educator, performer, clown, creator, and producer with companies and festivals like Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Theatre YES, Gwaandak Theatre, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Nextfest, Play the Fool Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Paprika Theatre Festival. They have been through a BFA from University of Alberta, an MFA from York University, and is pursuing an MEd in Urban Indigenous Education from York University – more importantly he learns from relatives, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and the Land.