Artist Talk by Rhoma Spencer


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a meet and greet with this year’s Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) Artist In-Residence and recent Dora award nominee Rhoma Spencer!

Friday November 4, 2022
5:00-6:00 PM

University College, Rm 261
15 King’s College Circle

Rhoma Spencer is a Trinidadian Canadian queer actor, director, playwright, comedian and docu-filmmaker. A graduate of York University with an MFA in Directing, she formed the Theatre Archipelago in 2005 and, under her artistic direction, the company produced Mad Miss /Just Jazz in 2005, Fallen Angel and The Devil Concubine (2006), Twilight Café (2007), I Marcus Garvey (2009), and Obeah Opera (2012). She is the recipient of a U.S. House of Congress Proclamation and the Borough President of NYC Proclamation for her contribution to Caribbean theatre. In 2017, she founded the Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network. Most recently, Spencer wrote and directed the highly successful Physical Theatre Performance “Queerantine.” During the time of her residency, Spencer will write a musical based on the life of queer Caribbean icon and the “undisputed Calypso Queen of the world,” Calypso Rose: McCarta Linda Monica Sandy-Lewis. Her residency will culminate in a staged reading of the musical with a cast of Canadian actors and a guest actor from Trinidad and Tobago to play the role of the young Calypso Rose.

Registration is not required.
This event is open to the public. Please email with any accessibility concerns.


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