The Goal of this workshop is to introduce young artists to concepts that will challenge their artistry, while taking into account where they are in the journey of their artistic practice. At the core of this work is a desire to invite artists to be fearless, create a social and cultural shift, and to inspire others to do the same. Through the cultivation of an openness of spirit, a questioning nature, and a complete trust in their instincts, these young artists will utilise their imaginations, intuition, bravery and boldness, whilst remembering to have play and have fun.
Michelle Mohammed is an artist, actor, and director. She is currently playing the role of Des in the Canadian debut of Yerma at Coal Mine Theatre, and assisting directing Peter Hinton at Tarragon Theatre in the debut of Makram Ayache’s play The Hooves Belonged to the Deer. In 2022, she worked as an Artistic Associate at Suitcase in Point and as a Teaching Assistant at Brock University. In 2021, she worked with the Shaw Festival, Why Not Theatre, Brock University, The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, and Suitcase in Point. In 2020, she trained in Factory Theatre’s Mechanicals actor training program under the direction of the incomparable Nina Lee Aquino and worked with Amrita Kaur-Ratta for Shades of Brown Girl.
Select credits include: Des in Yerma (Coal Mine Theatre), Actor in The Salmon Project (Workshop) by Sturla Alvsvåg, Bianca in Untamed (Workshop/Tarragon Theatre) by Eva Barrie, Olga in Orphan’s for the Czar (Crow’s Theatre), Betty in A Poem for Rabia (Workshops) by Nikki Shaffeeullah, Villager in Chitra (Shaw Festival), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare BASH’d), Cora in Margaret Reid (Workshop) (Tarragon Theatre), Devisor/Creator in Mahabharata (Workshops) (Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival), Drive (Live Portrait), Ruby and the Well (Shaftesbury) The Handmaid’s Tale (Gilead 3 Prod), Apprentice Assistant Director to Peter Hinton in Oh What a Lovely War (Shaw Festival), Assistant Director to Danielle Wilson in Top Girls (Brock University).