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World Stage Embassy

Now entering its third year, the World Stage Embassy is designed to educate and engage audiences and create professional exchange opportunities between international, national and local artists. Comprised of local art makers, Embassy members facilitate engagement between the audience and the presented performance company.

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Embassy Member Bios

Dan Daley is a co-facilitator of the Embassy Programme, a writer, creator and producer of theatre. He is currently the Associate Producer of Theatre Columbus, Theatre Direct and is the Director of Communications and Education at the Paprika Festival. His latest play, House of Bread, received a showcase at the 2011 HOTscrawls Festival presented by Theatre Kairosand at the 2011 LabCab Festival.

Miriam Fernandes is a Toronto-based artist, educator and producer. She has collaborated in various capacities with Volcano, Soulpepper, Groundwater Productions, The Fringe, LuminaTO, Performance Studies International, and El Recodo del Sol (Cordoba, Argentina). Miriam recently joined Volcano Theatre’s board of directors. She is currently writing her first one-woman show, Cat and Mouse.

Laury Leite studied directing in Madrid and Barcelona, and has since directed productions by playwrights such as F. Wedekind, and A. Chekhov. He has assistant directed various operas as well as text-based theatre. In Toronto, Laury assistant directed Diana Leblanc’s production of The Price (Soulpepper), and Ashlie Corcoran’s production of The Ugly One (Theatre Smash).

Mariel Marshall is a Toronto-based actor/creator. She is a co-facilitator of the Embassy Programme and a graduate of the Devised Theatre program at York University. Previous performance credits include Matchbox Macbeth (Litmus Theatre), Shredded Thin (Sound it Out Festival) and Euripides’ Cylcops (Toronto Fringe).

Chelsea Omel is a cultural administrator and occasional designer, curator and choreographer. She has a background in visual art, art history and dance, and is most interested in exploring the great human capacity to communicate through objects and performance. She is currently the Collections & Research Coordinator for the Royal Ontario Museum.

Alex Napier is a playwright and theatre-maker from Toronto. Her work includes Foster Child Play (Summerworks 2010) and Guns (Rhubarb 2011). She recently completed a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

Aimée Dawn Robinson is an improvising dancer, musician, landscape gardener, writer/researcher and visual artist/filmmaker. She has performed, studied, screened and taught dance in Canada, US, Malaysia and Japan. Aimée holds her MA from York University, Department of Dance and is the director and curator of the multidisciplinary performance series A Month of Sundays.

Norah Sadava is a creator, performer, devisor and musician with a passion for inter-cultural collaboration and an MFA in ensemble-based physical theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. She lives for the ecstatic explosion of the meeting of minds, bodies, cultures and communities in space and time.

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