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Tanaz is an immigrant, bilingual performer, playwright, poet and actor for film, theater and intersectional media. She finished her acting training at Vancouver Film School and has written plays with the mentorship of companies such as Arts Club, Franks Theatre and Paprika Festival. She is passionate about writing on sexuality, immigration, and belonging. Tanaz’s mission is  discovering the body deeply and somatically and from there dismantling and healing from systems of oppression, colonialism and capitalism like a warrior goddess and spreading awareness and share BIPOC and queer voices, wholeness and togetherness. She is based in the unceded and stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people (known as Vancouver). She is grateful for the teachings of Coast Salish peoples.


 

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Chantal (they/she/he) is an interdisciplinary movement artist, actor, clown, playwright and musician with Latinx and German roots. Chantal finished their acting training at UBC and produced their first play Papa Records Everything in 2020. In the 2021 Nanaimo and Vancouver fringe festivals, they composed, co-wrote, and performed Wings Over Water: A Diasporic Bird Play, a sound, dance and ancestral incantation. Recently, they have co-founded Shapeshifter Media Collective, a collaboration in the making of analog dance/clown films and soundscores that celebrate the queer body and voice in its healing. Chantal’s work centres on roots, grounded in uncovering the mysteries of their mixed ancestries. They are based on the unceded and stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.