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New this year, Paprika is partnering with The AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth). A selection of this year’s performances will feature monologues written and performed by AMY Project participants. AMY provides FREE, barrier-free performing arts mentorship and training to young women and non-binary youth. The monologues featured in Paprika are part of the 2017 AMY Project original show, Almedia (The Glorious), which will be at the Summerworks Festival in August 2017.

All photos by: Bessie Cheng (2017).

MEET THE 2017 AMY PROJECT PARTICIPANTS

Nicole Acaso

Nicole Acaso

Nicole Acaso is a 22 year old film editor. She has completed several videos and won a national award for her film on Mental Health. In her free time, she advocates and spreads awareness for mental health.

Schedule: May 22, 2017 at 9:15PM

 

 

 

Caroline Manjaly

Caroline Manjaly

Caroline Manjaly is deep in the process of learning to become a great actress. She loves her family and friends, and can’t live with out music. Her weaknesses are fried stuff with cheese and garlic, and dogs.

Schedule: May 25, 2017 at 8:15PM

 

 

Karis Jones-Pard

Karis Jones-Pard

Karis Jones-Pard is a visual artist and writer of stories and terrible puns. She has grown up in theatre, and has a large theatre family. She is an avid food love and laughs too much at jokes, mostly her own.

Schedule: May 26, 2017 at 5:30PM

 

 

 

Adri Almeida

Adri Almeida

Adri is a fierce brown femme disrupting the “cistem” using her artistic superpowers. She is (shower-)singer, & aspiring theatre/film/tv-maker who loves musicals and TV comedies that fall somewhere between warm and cynical.

Schedule: May 23, 2017 at 9:15PM

 

 

Kaitlynn Rodgers

Kaitlynn Rodgers

Kaitlynn Rodgers is 20 years old, and was born and raised in Scarborough. She studied at George Brown College for performance arts and has a large community theatre background.

Schedule: May 24, 2017 at 8:00PM

 

 

Destiny Scout

Destiny Laldeo

Destiny Laldeo is a serious emerging artist exploring the intersections between race, disability, class, and sex/gender identity. She strives to create art that is funny and to be accountable to the communities she belongs to.

Schedule: May 26, 2017 at 8:15PM

 

 

Zeynab Egbeyemi

Zainab Wuraola Egbeyemi

Zainab Wuraola Egbeyemi is an 18- year old Theatre and Film African Canadian actor.She loves acting, fashion, writing and modeling for her Instagram page (@whoiszainab). She is passionate about pursuing work in the entertainment industry.

Schedule: May 22, 2017 at 9:15PM