We are thrilled to announce our new Artistic Associate, Joanne Roberts!
Joanne Roberts (she/her) is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, writer and actress. Joanne’s theatre credits include Janelle in the bilingual co-production of Que faire d’Albert?/What To Do With Albert with Théâtre Cercle Molière and Prairie Theatre Exchange respectively and Juliet in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) with Theatre Projects Manitoba. Her personal work focuses on stories that evoke discussion concerning family dynamics and mental health. By shedding light on familial issues that are too often kept in the shadows due to societal and cultural stigma, she hopes to encourage people to seek the help they need in understanding and improving their relationships and mental health. Joanne is a very outspoken individual when it comes to systemic racism and safety in the arts community. She is not afraid to speak about her own experiences. She participates in revealing discrepancies in the treatment and hiring of minorities in the arts, and advocates for diversity, equal treatment, and opportunity through interviews, consulting, and her own hiring practices.
To get to know Joanne a little better, check out our latest blog post here!