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Malika Daya

Malika Daya (she/her) is an emerging director and community engaged arts facilitator, identifying as a third generation, South Asian-East African – Canadian. Malika is fascinated by stories of the diaspora and how living between cultures produces its own sets of challenges and narratives. In her undergraduate pursuits at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Malika is studying International Development, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Theatre and Performance. Recently, she was working abroad in Malawi with the Art and Global Health Centre Africa and is activated by the potential for participatory arts to be a vehicle for community development. Malika is inspired by her experiences working on various productions like 'We are Proud to Present' with Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, 'The Shell' with Nikki Shaffeeullah, and directing 'This is War' by Hannah Moscovitch. She is currently developing Letters to my Grandma by Anusree Roy as a part of the Paprika Festival’s Directors Lab