Welcome to Equity in Theatre

Nyoka, Gail


Novelist, author, playwright, winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award: Theatre for Young Audiences.

I believe that art opens our humanity and gives us tools to live fully in the world. I enjoy working with children, and also telling stories to adults. When storytelling, I like traditional mythology and stories, and also write original material.

My Bones Shall Rise Again is a storytelling/theatrical piece written and performed with Zimbabwean-Canadian Rainos Mutamba. This interdisciplinary presentation tells the story of the bitter fight to save the land that is now Zimbabwe from colonial conquest. Led by the female spirit medium, Nehanda, and her male counterpart, Kavugi, it is the story not only of the physical and political struggle, but their internal struggles.

Other original works have been performed with Theatre Local (Toronto) as part of Nuit Blanche.

I have participated in The Toronto Storytelling Festival, and presented at libraries, schools and universities in Ontario and British Columbia.

I reside in Ontario and Ohio, and travel locally, nationally, and internationally.

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