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Balancing Act

Balancing Act advocates for greater accessibility, equality and inclusion for caregivers* working in the performing arts.

We collaborate with artists, arts workers, and arts organizations to develop pathways for change at an individual, organizational, and systemic level.

*Balancing Act’s definition of caregiver includes individuals who care for children, older adults, those in need of personal care, and anyone who self-identifies as a caregiver.

Steering Committee

  • Intisar AwisseDramaturgy & Artistic Curation Intern, WhyNot Theatre
  • Maev BeatyActor; Canadian Actors Equity Association Council
  • Neema BickerstethPerformer, Creator
  • Ella CooperFounder, Black Women Film! Canada
  • Lisa Karen CoxDirector; Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
  • Sarah CullenFounder, MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project
  • Andrea DonaldsonArtistic Director, Nightwood Theatre
  • Lucy EveleighExecutive Director, Toronto Fringe
  • Chelsea HaberlinArtistic Director, NewWorld Theatre
  • Beth HelmersArtistic Director, Community Arts Guild
  • Ruth HowardArtistic Director, Jumblies Theatre
  • Jacoba KnaapenExecutive Director, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts
  • Djennie LaguerreActor, Author, Storyteller
  • Julie LebelArtistic Director, Foolish Operations
  • Shira LeuchterActor, Theatre Creator
  • Ken MacKenzie Associated Designers of Canada
  • Weyni MengeshaArtistic Director, Soulpepper Theatre
  • Sheila Kearney Miller EDI-R Committee, Soulpepper Theatre and Young Centre
  • Viv Moore Dance, Theatre Artist
  • Janelle Rainville Executive Director, Stage Managing the Arts
  • Kelly ReadExecutive Director, WhyNot Theatre
  • Adrienne WongArtistic Director, SpiderWebShow Performance
  • Claire WynveenCommunications Manager, Toronto Fringe

The Canadian Green Alliance

A national not-for-profit devoted to bridging the gap between sustainability & theatre.

Co-founders: Julia McLellan & Tess Benger

CGA, TAPA and Singular Sensation collaborate to present the monthly Green Panel Series of professionals discussing methods of rethinking theatrical processes for a greener future.

Livestreamed on YouTube. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

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