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 is playwright-in-residence at Cahoots Theatre and has been in residence at Obsidian Theatre. Her work has been featured at Curtis Institute of Music, Tapestry Opera, Rhubarb Festival and Rising Tides. She is Artistic Producer of Paprika Festival and one of Cahoots Theatre Company's 30 for 30 theatremakers for their 30th anniversary season.

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
  • Ontario Arts Council "Theatre Creator's Reserve" 2014-2018
    • Theatre Passe Muraille
    • Cahoots Theatre Company
    • Obsidian Theatre Company
    • Soulpepper Theatre Company​

GRANTS & HONOURS 

Tapestry Opera: LibLab

Musical Stage Company: Noteworthy

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

EDUCATION & TRAINING 

© 2020 by Kanika Ambrose