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Paul Smith

Paul Smith (he/him) is a Thursday-born artist from Stittsville, ON., on the unceded lands of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation within Treaty 27, using his positionality to foster non-hierarchical spaces for emerging queer voices and voices of colour. With a current focus in acting, directing, and casting, he is passionate about the symbiotic relationship between theatre and film, is exploring how narratives that centre marginalized bodies can be adapted into stories of reclamation, innovation, and protest, and is developing his art practice through the principles of Sankofa. While completing his BA in Drama at Queen’s University in Katarokwi/Kingston, ON., Paul was blessed to work with groups like Queen’s Players, The Kick and Push Festival, 6AM Productions, Redacted Performance Co., and has recently collaborated with Obsidian Theatre Company’s #SeedingTheFuture project in his piece titled “EXODUS_VIII”. Today, Paul feels grateful for the chance to discover what theatre could become in our evolution as a medium and is probably listening to Frank Ocean right now.