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Toronto: Nightwood Theatre appoints Sedina Fiati its Artist-Activist in Residence

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Nightwood is delighted to announce the newest member of our small and mighty team - Sedina Fiati, who will be joining us as the inaugural Artist-Activist in Residence.

Sedina is a Toronto based performer, producer, director, creator and activist for stage and screen. Proudly Black and queer, Sedina is deeply invested in artistic work that explores the intersection between art and activism, either in form or structure or ideally both. Sedina holds a BFA in Music Theatre from the University of Windsor and has been active as a theatre artist for over 15 years. Favourite and recent artistic projects: Children's Peace Camp (Children's Peace Theatre, director), Every Day She Rose (Nightwood Theatre, co-director), Switch: The Village (collective member, QTBIPOC street performance, Buddies in Bad Times 2018 & 2019), Feminist Fuck It Festival (multidisciplinary festival, co-creator and co-producer). Upcoming projects: Switching Queen(s) (devised street performance), Last Dance (a web series). 

Sedina is also a facilitator and panelist in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion. Recent work: Nightwood Theatre's Feminist Unconference (facilitator), Toronto Fringe (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Audit Co-Facilitator), Stratford Symposium 2019 (panelist), Reel World Film Festival 2019 (panel moderator), Making Space for Conflict with the AFC (facilitator), CTV's Your Morning (panelist), Woke 2.0 Social Justice Workshop series (creator and facilitator).

Sedina says, "We are in a time of major shifts within the world and the theatre industry. We need intersectional feminism more than ever as we navigate through these transformative, tumultuous and uncertain times. I am excited to bring my artist/activist practise to Nightwood and be a part of continuing to infuse a multi faceted feminist lens into all aspects of our work."

Photo: Sedina Fiati. © 2021 Robert Obumselu.