OUR TEAM

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BRENDON ALLEN

Founder, Community Lead

Brendon is a playwright, theatre practitioner, and educator. His plays, devising projects, and theatrical adaptations have been staged throughout North America, Europe, Australasia, and Africa. He has worked with various theatre companies including the Stratford Festival, CanadianStage, Theatre Smash, Buddies in Bad Times, and Why Not. Brendon has taught in various public and independent schools. He holds an MA from the Drama Centre at the University of Toronto and an MEd equivalent from High Tech High School of Graduate Studies (San Diego).

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AMANDA MERPAW

Lead Artist-Educator

Amanda is a poet, playwright, researcher, and educator. Her writing has appeared in CV2, Grain, the Literary Review of Canada, The Maynard, Pathways, Prairie Fire, PRISM International, and Room. Her first chapbook is forthcoming with Anstruther Press in the fall of 2021. She has performed readings of her work at venues like Glad Day Bookshop and the BIG on Bloor Festival. Amanda was the recipient of a 2019 Klingenstein Fellowship from Columbia University. She has taught in various public and independent schools. Amanda holds an MA in English from X University and an MT from OISE/University of Toronto. She's currently a PhD student in OISE's Department of Social Justice Education.