A black woman sits down with a white man, over warm drinks, to discuss race and whiteness…
Join us on Wed. Nov 7, 2018 for a special installment of Warm Drinks With White Men (WDWWM), a social experiment conducted by TANISHA TAITT, featuring guest ANDY MCKIM.
This FUEL event will take place at 6:30pm, prior to the regular 7:30pm performance of Will You Be My Friend, at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON. Attending this event is free for Wednesday performance ticket holders.
This event will also be turned into a Podcast to share with the general public on GLA’s website.
This event is in partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille as part of their Preamble events. What is The Preamble? As TPM explains, “This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation.”
Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!
A director/actor/playwright, teacher, singer-songwriter, activist and accidental essayist, Tanisha is a theatre and anti-oppression educator who has worked with companies including Obsidian, Buddies In Bad Times, The Theatre Centre, Paprika Festival, Musical Stage, NAC, Nightwood, and Soulpepper, and is a Resident Artist Educator and Drama School instructor at Young People's Theatre. She is also a Dramatic Arts mentor for the Toronto District School Board, and a faculty member of George Brown Theatre School, where she teaches 1st Year Contemporary Scene Study. Tanisha is a recipient of the Canadian Music Publishers Songwriters Award & Scholarship, has been nominated as a director for the Pauline McGibbon Award for Unique Talents, and was chosen as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Canadian Theatre Educators Conference this June. She is a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for her commitment to artistic excellence and social justice.
Andy has been the Artistic Director of Toronto’s oldest alternative-venue theatre company, Theatre Passe Muraille, for 12 years and will be retiring from the position at the end of the 2018-19 Season. Prior to TPM, he was the Associate Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre for 20 years under Artistic Director, the late Urjo Kareda. He received the Bra d’Or Award from the Playwrights Guild of Canada in 2010 for his support of women playwrights, and in 2016 he won the Silver Ticket Award, presented at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, for his lifetime support of Canadian theatre. During his tenure with Passe Muraille the company has presented over a hundred shows and Andy has championed the indie arts voice and placed cultural diversity and accessibility at the heart of the company's programming and institutional vision. His legacy of challenging theatre form, championing collaborative practices, and nurturing indie artists and their careers has resulted in immeasurable contribution to the Canadian theatre ecology as a whole.