NATALIE LICONTI (PRODUCER) is an emerging Canadian performance artist from Toronto. She has a trans-disciplinary interest in camp, queerness, and dystopia/utopia. She has presented (performed/directed/produced) work at festivals internationally and within Canada such as the Printemps Numérique Festival 2015, ZH Festival 2017, St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival 2017, 2018, and Calm Down, Dear 2018 (London UK). In 2018 Natalie was the only artist from outside of London UK to participate in Camden People’s Theatre’s Starting Blocks Programme – a creation residency for emerging solo artists. Selected performance credits onstage include: Title 66 Productions' NUCLEAR SKY: THE EXPERIMENT (2015), Dane Stewart's HISTORY OF SEXUALITY (2017), Talisman Theatre's VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR (2017), Troisième Espace Théâtre's À LOUER (2018).
LUCY FANDEL (WRITER/PERFORMER) is a dance artist and writer based in Montreal. She completed a double major at Concordia University in dance and sociology which sparked ongoing explorations of social scientific and artistic methods of learning, femininity and the social body in crisis. She has performed and presented work in Montréal's Nuit Blanche, Art Matters and the Festival International du Film Ethnographique de Québec, at ZH Festival as part of the interdisciplinary collective Daughter Product, and recently with the collective at the Camden People’s Theatre in London, England. She is also project coordinator for Mouvement Perpétuel (co-directors Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer), and co-organiser of the creation laboratory Nous Sommes L’Été.
EMILY SIROTA (WRITER/PERFORMER) is a writer and performance artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She did her BA studies in Theatre, English and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Emily completed a residency at the School of Making Thinking, where she created a site-specific performance piece about Julia Kristeva, gendered hysteria, and intergenerational trauma that was later performed at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division in NYC. She was an inaugural member of Cartae, a nine-month residency program at aceartinc artist-run centre in Winnipeg, where she studied process philosophy and experimental poetics, culminating in an installation and performance. Emily's performance work has also been presented at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the General Audience speaking series in Montreal, and her short film Confetti was screened at festivals across Canada.
JOSEPH BROWNE (SOUND DESIGN) is an emerging sound artist based in Montreal. His work encompasses: sound design and composition for theatre as well as interaction design and computer music. In 2015 he was awarded CUSRA (Undergraduate Research Award) funding to research and develop spatial audio methods for stage performance. In 2016 he was META nominated for Outstanding Composition for his sound design on Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre’s production of Bar Kapra: The Squirrel Hunter. He studied electroacoustic composition at Concordia University, where he now works as associate researcher and technical coordinator of the Matralab, and as an associate researcher at the Topological Media Lab. His research areas include machine improvising, responsive media, spatial audio.
DARAH MIAH (LIGHTING DESIGN) is a designer and visual artist particularly inspired by movement and the contrast of the dark and the ethereal. Experimentation and the unforeseeable drive her collaboration with other risk-taking artists. Other recent credits include set and lighting design for Mary Stuart (Studio Jean-Valcourt 2016); and Confiteor vol ii (Obra Anais 2016); lighting design for Lethal and Young (2016) and Obra Anais: Confiteor vol i (Rialto Piccolo, 2016). She is the technical director of MainLine’s Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival.