Hot Topics

Hot Topics is a series of free talkbacks, workshops, and conversations for young and emerging artists hosted by Paprika Festival. Hot Topic prepares young and emerging artists to navigate the professional theatre industry by curating skill-building workshops, discussions, and networking opportunities for artists across Turtle Island that respond to the latest events and trends in the live performance industry.

Paprika 21/22 Hot Topics is presented with support from Why Not Theatre. 

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Previous Hot Topics

BE SEEN and BE HEARD: The Tech of Creation

OCT 27 @ 3:00 PM
A workshop in audio and visual
tech set-up basics with G.R. Gritt

The Making of Frequencies

DEC 9 @ 5PM
HEIST’s Aaron Collier and Sylvia Bell
A candid presentation about the creation process of their hit “musical storytelling show in mixed-reality”; Frequencies.

Political Movement

FEB 7 @ 3PM
Aria Evans
A workshop of Aria’s movement practice, followed by a short Q&A into the methodology of dance theatre through a political lens, addressing social and environmental issues

2020-21 Season

Paprika to Published

AUG 28 @ 6:30 PM
A play reading and discussion
with Bilal Baig + Merlin Simard.

Art & Activism

SEPT 27 @ 6:00 PM
A conversation with Ravyn Wngz
hosted by daniel jelani ellis.

In Conversation
with 2-Spirit Artists

NOV 13 @ 7:00pm
A conversation with Cherish Violet Blood, Kairyn Bureau, and Issa Kixen, moderated by Jay Northcott.

Access in the Arts

Presented by Next Stage Community Booster
JAN 23 @ 2:00pm
Ophira Calof, Yousef Kadoura, and Syrus Marcus Ware discuss centring accessibility in your art practice. Moderated by Toronto Fringe Accessibility Manager, Susan Wolf.

Boss Behaviour

FEB 12 @ 3:00pm
A conversation between Weyni Mengesha and Natasha Adiyana Morris about their individual paths
to leadership in the theatre industry.