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Meet our New Staff!

The next year at Fringe is jam-packed with activity — from our first ever Primetime Festival (just announced), to our first in-person events since the pandemic began at the upcoming Next Stage Theatre Festival, to the 2022 Fringe Festival next summer.

We've been building out a team of experts to support the organization in the months to come. We hope you have a chance to get to know this hardworking and talented group. Read on to learn more.

If you ever need to reach out to a member of Toronto Fringe's staff, you may find contact information on our full staff list here

Community Engagement Senior Coordinator: Yuddha Maharaj (she/her)

Yuddha is a social and environmental activist with over five years in the social service sector. She focuses her work largely on social and climate justice for both people and the planet through grassroots organizing and mobilizing, community outreach, and advocacy. Besides her professional background, she has a passion for the arts and is looking forward to using her skills to mobilize change and bridge the gap in opportunities for underrepresented communities in this space.

Executive Management Intern: 
Isabela Solis-Lozano (she/her)

Izzie is so excited to be back for a third time at the Toronto Fringe, this time as the Executive Management Intern, a position that is shared with the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and funded by the Metcalf Foundation's Performing Art Internship program. Izzie looks forward to growing her career in arts management and leadership over this next year under the mentorship of Jacoba Knaapen, Lucy Eveleigh, and Laura Paduch.

Administrative Coordinator: 
Suzanne Wilkie (she/her)

Suzanne recently completed a one-year internship with the Toronto Fringe Festival as a Festival Management Intern, funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Performing Art Internship program. She is excited to be continuing on with Toronto Fringe in the role of Administrative Coordinator and is particularly looking forward to continuing to work with such a stellar team!

Administrative Assistant: 
Neusa Kaculo (she/her)

Neusa was born in Angola in the city of Luanda. She graduated from the Working Skills Center in 2021. She is super excited to lean, grow, and develop with the team at Toronto Fringe. Neusa has a background in Travel & Tourism (Aviation) and spends most of her time reading, spending time with friends, listening to gospel music, taking photographs, and filming. 

And Introducing:
The Primetime Festival Team

Earlier this week, we announced a new festival for this fall, called The Primetime Festival, running October 30 - November 28, 2021. (If you missed our announcement, you may read the press release here.)

The following team members are joining Fringe (or returning to Fringe) to help us plan this new digital festival. 

Production Coordinator: 
Tiffany Ledesma (she/her)

Tiffany Ledesma is a multidisciplinary theatre artist with a primary focus in Technical Direction, Production Management, and Producing. A recent graduate of the Production Design and Technical Arts Program from the National Theatre school of Canada (2021), she is super excited to bring her skills and passion to help, support, and encourage works from artists of all backgrounds. 

Livestream Technical Coordinator:
Caitlin Farley (she/her)

In June 2021, Caitlin Farley graduated from the Production, Design, & Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada with a focus in livestream technologies and stage management. Caitlin has been fortunate to work with Toronto Fringe since graduating and is excited to delve into the Primetime Festival this November!

Digital Festival Experience Designer:
Ellen Reade (she/her)

Ellen is a third-year Media Production student with a background in live concert production, festival volunteer coordination, and communications. In her spare time she's loves roller skating, drumming, playing video games, and is currently learning to play the banjo! 

Festival Stage Manager: 
Brianna Unger (she/they)

Brianna Unger is a technical theatre artist who specializes in management. She is passionate about all types of theatre, interdisciplinary work, and the art of managing a team to share and create moving and diverse stories. After spending the last three years at The National Theatre School of Canada, she is excited to be working in collaboration with Toronto Fringe to bring you this new online Primetime Festival.

Digital Fringe Patron Survey

Did you attend any of our online events during the 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Festival? Did you stream On-Demand content? Did you explore our virtual POSTSCRIPT patio on

If so, we would love for you to fill out our Fringe Patron Survey. Your feedback on the festival's processes and content will be invaluable to us. Shifting our operations to include digital content has been a learning curve for this organization, and we have appreciated your honest feedback along the way.

Everyone who completes the survey is able to enter a draw for a 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival pass. The survey should only take 5 minutes of your time.

Take the survey here.

In the Community: Paprika Festival Call for Applications

Our friends at Paprika Festival have officially launched a call for participants! 

The Paprika Festival is inviting young and emerging artists to take part in their 21st festival season. At Paprika, artists lead their own creative process with the support of their peers and professional mentors, sharing their work-in-process in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists.

Deadline for applications is October 3rd @ 11:59 pm. Learn more here.
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