Alex is a blind theatre artist and an inclusive arts consultant. She is the artistic director of Invisible Flash UK, Toronto’s Cripping the Stage, and co-founder of the Picasso Project. A fellow of the BBC Performing Arts and the Winston Churchill Foundation, Alex was named one of the most influential disabled artists by UK’s Power Magazine.
Visit Alex Bulmer’s website
Elizabeth is an actor and American Sign Language (ASL) consultant for film and theatre. She teaches face and body language drama workshops and translates music into ASL. She holds an MA in Inclusive Design from OCAD University and hopes to encourage all theatres to be fully accessible and inclusive.
Fides has sung, produced and created award-winning contemporary opera and interdisciplinary work in Canada and abroad for 35 years. Recently she released several CDs, including In This Body, Berio’s Folk Songs, and Vanishing. A master teacher, Fides has just completed a book on women, culture and voice.
Visit Fides Krucker’s website
Norma is a Mexican performer, choreographer, instructor, and artistic director of Tolmec Dance Theatre. She holds an MA in Dance Ethnology from York University, is a graduate of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at ISIS-Canada, and is facilitator and head of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Hospice Toronto.
Visit Norma Araiza’s website
Syrus Marcus Ware
Syrus uses painting, installation, and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture. For 12 years, he was the coordinator of the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Program. He is a core team member of Black Lives Matter-Toronto and is a PhD candidate at York University.