Parsai Immigration Scholarship Recipients 2018

Our recipients of our Parsai Immigration Scholarships for Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive 2018 are Angel Glady and Dorian Shine

Angel and Dorian will both be attending Voice Bootcamp, with Elley-Ray

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Angel Glady

Glady_AngelAngel Glady is a trans woman from Tamil Nadu. She is the first trans woman who went to Madras University to do an M.A. in Mass Communication. She is a theatre activist and has worked with French theatre group Clowns Without Borders and South Korean theatre group TUIDA. She acted in many Tamil movies as well. She worked as a hospital clown in Chennai, India for the government hospital. She feels art is the best tool to make a revolution and she is the co-founder of a trans theatre group called Panmai Theatre in Chennai.


Dorian Shine

Shine_DorianDorian Shine (born Tarek Riahi in Morocco) is a Toronto-based actor, director and performance artist. He graduated from the High Institute of Dramatic Arts in Rabat, Morocco and he is finishing his Masters degree in Performance Art at the National Art University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Since the beginning of his career, he focuses on the body as a starting point to interrogate the human condition. Playing with all genres (theatre, dance, performance art, photography and video) he is in continuous research on how this affects his experience of space and subjectivity, which could be converted into an artistic expression.

As a theatre writer and director, Shine explores ideas of how taboo regulates the social fabric and individual aspirations. In his play Clays Fragments, he rewrote the myth of Gilgamesh for theatre, and explored death as a visible/invisible anxiety that preconditions human choices and decisions. Sexuality, and women’s body objectification was also a main theme for his play Corpus where female characters suffers from religious and social stigmas.

In his performance art work, he explores the ideas of the body as an anchor of the identity through perceptive experiences. In his documentary Singular Feminine he composes a mosaic of thirty Argentinean female bodies manifesting their essence through the camera. In his performance X system, he explores the standardization of social system that negates personal identities.

Dorian Shine has exhibited his work at many international events and festivals, like 3rd Edition of the Performance Art Festival of Peru, and the International Theater Festival of Belgrade, Serbia.


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