As a playwright and librettist of black-Caribbean descent, I work to honour and represent the unique experiences of black people.

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Kanika’s work has been featured at Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia), Tapestry Opera, Obsidian Theatre and Cahoots Theatre and American Lyric Theater (New York), to name a few. She has been playwright-in-residence at Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company. She is the former Artistic Producer of Paprika Festival and one of Cahoots Theatre Company's 30 for 30 theatremakers.

EXPERIENCE 

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  • Cahoots Theatre 30 for 30 Artists
  • Canada Council "Explore and Create" grant recipient 2019
  • Ontario Arts Council "Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators" 2019
    • MT Space 
    • Tarragon Theatre​
    • Harbourfront Centre
    • Toronto Fringe Festival 
    • Theatre Smith-Gilmour
    • Nightwood Theatre Company
  • Toronto Arts Foundation - Arts for Youth Award - Paprika Festival

  • Ontario Arts Council Project Grant 2019

GRANTS & HONOURS 

Tapestry Opera: LibLab

Musical Stage Company: Noteworthy

Ryerson Theatre School: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Performance Acting)

EDUCATION & TRAINING