The TD Creators Unit is a chance for individual artists to explore collective creation and performance. This program is composed of poets, musicians, dancers, actors, directors, playwrights, and anyone who is interested in being part of a tight-knit creative team. The piece devised by the TD Creators Unit can take any form the group envisions; this is a place to take artistic risks, experiment with ideas, and try things you’ve been imagining. The professional facilitators guide the group in the creation of the entire project, from early ideas to final presentation. The work created by the TD Creators Unit is shared at the Paprika Festival.
Erum Khan is a film and theatre maker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UofT. She is a currently a programming film member for the Rendezvous With Madness Festival. Select projects include: Writer/performer for Noor (The Aga Khan Museum/Generous Friend); Co-creator/performer for پتھرکی زبان patthar ki zabaan (Rhubarb Festival); performer & assistant director for Concord Floral (Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival); filmmaker for Banjaare ka ghar (Toronto Independent Film Festival).
Tijiki Morris is a queer performer, creator, puppetry artist and director who was raised in Pakistan and came to Canada after secondary school. They have been an artist-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, Diaspora Dialogues, Mermaid Theatre and a part of Cahoots Hot House. Tijiki co-created and performed in patthar ki zabaan (Rhubarb Festival). Tijiki also teaches and directs children and youth in various projects. They are excited about plants.