Giving a warm welcome to our Lakeshore Arts’ newest Team brought on for Cultural Hotspot Signature Project, RexFest
Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot is partnering with several nonprofit organizations and individual artists to showcase diverse art, murals, workshops and events in North Etobicoke and York Communities.
Festival Project Coordinator – Natasha Morris
Natasha is leading the team to successfully produce a youth spoken word festival and community event with Lakeshore Arts as part of our 2019 Cultural Hotspot Signature Project in North Etobicoke.
Learn more about her:
Natasha Adiyana Morris is a playwright, producer and performing artist based in Toronto. Recognized for founding PIECE OF MINE Arts, a platform for presenting works-in-progress by Black play creators, she is the recipient of SummerWorks Festival’s New Performance Text Award (2018); Ontario’s 2015 Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Certificate; The Black Canadian Awards’ Leadership Certificate; and has sat on several panels and funding juries. Her professional training is a cross between performance and producing, completing a Metcalf Foundation Arts Management Internship; producing apprenticeship with Obsidian Theatre; artist in residence with anitafrika.dub theatre, and graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts drama program. Her poetry has been published in anthologies Other Tongues (Inanna Publications Inc.) and It’s Not All Black and White (Annick Press).
Our Festival Assistants are helping to make RexFest as amazing as we visualize it to be. They are on the ground spreading the word about our 2 day spoken word poetry competition, coordinating with partners and performers, and handling logistics and documentation. We couldn’t have asked for a better crew of talented individuals!
Meet the ground team:
Youth Ambassador: Michael Antwi
Photo Documentation Assistant: Blue
Production Assistant: Max Cameron Fearon [pronouns they/them]
Outreach Assistant: Maymuna Mohamed