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Welcome to my Underworld is a three-part theatre event that brings ten blazing hot emerging Canadian playwrights together to create a story unlike any other. The playwrights have contributed ten unique plays that each stand alone  and yet, when seen together, create a single journey into the depths of the Underworld in search of the truest self.

 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS

 

These new playwrights bring the gatecrashing ideas, the serious politics, and the new, bracing language we need to understand those ideas. They have created current, compelling characters never seen on our stages before, showing us how the very concept of human identity is shifting.

The playwrights include: Bilal Baig, a queer Muslim artist; Kwaku Okyere, a queer Ghanian-Canadian; Sebastian Venditti, a transgender artist; Ellen Ringler, who has navigated the mental health system; Nikoletta Erdelyi, a young poet and teacher who uses a wheelchair, Radha Sciara-Menon, South Asian British Canadian playwright who challenges all our thinking around animals; Grace Campbell, a fearless  writer, performer and visual artist living with a disability, Maddie Bautista, a Saudi Arabia-born Filipino theatre maker and composer/sound designer; Simone Dalton, a queer Trinidadian-Canadian playwright; and Carolyn Heatherington, an 89 year old internationally acclaimed actress who has proven to be an extraordinary playwright.

The playwrights have contributed ten unique plays that each stand alone and yet, when seen together, create a single journey into the depths of the Underworld in search of the truest self.