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Unscripted: KINSHIP is a new string of programming which succeeds the 2021 Unscripted: Cultivating Languages of Access & Storytelling panel series.

KINSHIP will shine a spotlight on themes of artistic collaboration, interdependence, and care.

More details coming in 2022.


Unscripted: Cultivating Languages of Access & Storytelling was an online panel series that took place in April 2021, exploring ideas around accessibility, decolonization and various approaches to performance and storytelling. With a roster of artists approaching storytelling from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the Unscripted series hoped to amplify conversations between artists who are engaging creatively with elements of sensory-based, linguistic and cultural accessibility:

Sovereign Bodies, Sovereign Stages

What emerges at the intersection of ceremony and artistic creation; of movement and storytelling; of spirituality and physicality on stage?

Aria Evans, Yolanda Bonnell & Merlin Simard (moderator)

(Re)building Sensory Worlds

Where does world (re)building fit into the world of theatre and performance? How can our understanding of a narrative change or expand when it is told via multisensory means of storytelling and immersive design?

Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis, Victoria Mata & Anna Camilleri (moderator)

Intersectional Stories

A panel of Deaf individuals discuss the impact of language colonization on everyday life.

Jenelle Rouse, Amelia Palmer, Dominique Ireland & Natasha “Courage” Bacchus (moderator & curator)



The Unscripted series was co-produced by ReDefine Arts & Theatre Passe Muraille, co-curated by Becky Gold and Wy Joung Kou with panel coordination by Rinchen Dolma, and generously supported by TD Bank Group, Ontario Arts Council, & Toronto Arts Council.