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Susy Martins is a visual artist living in Toronto. She studied visual art at the Toronto School of Art, earning a Diploma in Fine Art. She exhibits her artwork regularly in both group and solo art shows. Her body of work encompasses mixed media paintings on paper, with a focus on using everyday, natural source materials such as dead flowers and tea bags, uncovering life in discarded places and a renewed sense of spirit and purpose in them. Most recently, her art was featured in Uppercase Magazine. She also loves sharing her passion for art as an arts educator to young children and youth, teaching both private lessons and small group classes and workshops in Toronto.
Aria Evans is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist working within film, dance creation and performance. She draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed race (Mi'kmaq/African/British) as well as her BFA (2012) to capture meaningful social and cultural themes through her interactive art. Aria is the artistic director of the Go To Company, co-artistic director of hub14, co-founder of The Research Exchange and a collective member of us. The Toronto, Ontario and Canada Council for the Arts have supported Aria’s endeavours as well as Jumblies Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts and b current.
Joe Pagnan's work has been mounted in more than 40 international cities. As a production designer he has had the pleasure of creating for companies including Obsidian Theatre, Talk is Free, Highland Arts Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times and more. Actively engaged in exploring emerging performance practice and theory, he was an assistant curator of the 2011 Canadian Exhibition for the Prague Quadrennial of Space and Design. Having been a member of the Young Centre's emerging artist program, he has been a participant in intensive workshops with Universitat Weimar / Theatre Bauhaus (Berlin), OWOW Project (Poland), and Rimini Protokoll (Berlin). Currently holding a BFA Hons from Ryerson University, he hopes to answer the question: Can we define performance space in an unstable or degenerative organic world influenced by technology?
Richard Lee is an award winning actor, fight director, sound designer and theatre producer, who has worked extensively in both film and theatre. In his career he’s had the joy of playing many interesting roles. His work has garnered him multiple Dora Mavor Moore nominations out of which he has received three: One for his Sound Design work on paper series (Cahoots Theatre Company) and Two in performance for Sultans of the Street & Cinderella: A Ratical Retelling (both for Young People’s Theatre). In 2013, he received the infamous Harold Award, which celebrates the unsung heroes of the Theatre Community.