Meet the amazing team
[ in alphabetical order ]
Natasha “Courage” Bacchus
Actress l Coach l Activist
Courage is Guyanese-Tkaronto who is a strong activist for the BIPOC deaf community, thriving in the world of acting. Courage is an Olympian track runner. She loves keeping fit and provides fitness training.
Instructor l Host l Activist
Abigail is located in Brampton/London, Ontario, providing linguistic skills training to new people to Canada and often freelances teaching ASL instruction. She is on the board of Black Deaf Canada, and is an activist for diversity in organizations.
Writer l Director l Actress
Thurga is a proud Tamil living in Toronto, Ontario. She is an emerging writer, director, actor with the Deafies’ Unique Time group. She had a big role as Miranda in The Tempest in Edmonton, Alberta. Continues to improve her craft.
Actress l Performer l Coach
Gaitrie is Guyanese-Tkaronto who founded ‘Phoenix the Fire’ theatre and community hub in Toronto to elevate QTIBPOC artists and their endeavours. Gaitrie is an ASL musical performer and coaches partners she works with.
Film maker l Actor
Ali moved to Toronto from Iran in 2007. Ali was recently involved in Deaf theatre as director in creation of the film ‘Melt’ and co-produced ‘Deafening Darkness’ as well as performing in it.
Instructor l Consultant
Erika studied and worked as a social worker then shifted her focus to deeping her expertise in ASL, becoming a certified ASL consultant. Erika is currently completing her M.A. in Sign Language Education at Gallaudet University.