Vero Diaz is working with the Divine Feminine. She also engages with her mixed mestizo ancestry, decolonial love, the erotic, and her spiritual connection with Earth. She spent a year under d’bi young’s mentorship with Watah Theatre where she produced a one-woman biomythic multimedia performance called ‘Red Surrender’. She is currently working on her new spiritual photography venture called Phoenix Rising Studio, and a watercolour painting queer mermaid love story called “Sweet Waters”. She would be facilitating the workshop on Creative Character Creation.
Teddy Syrette was raised on Rankin Reserve of Batchewana First Nation of the Ojibways. As a youth, they had an avid imagination, which would lead to an interest in writing and theatre. Teddy studied theatre Indigenous storytelling and improvisation at Debajehumjig Theatre Group, in Manitoulin Island. They have worked with the Musical Comedy Guild, White Pines on Stage, Shot in the Dark Productions, Theatre in Motion, the Garden River Arts Project and Jumblies Theatre. Their work combines aspects of their own identity, culture and from the traditional territory that they come from. Today Teddy lives in Toronto, continuing his work as a performance and community artist and also as a 2-Spirit/Queer-Indigenous advocate. They hope to one day publish their memoir, own a pug and marry for money.