#HotTopic – Directors Roundtable

“So, what happens next?”
During this conversational #HotTopic, #Paprika17 Directors Lab alumni Karthy Chin and Christopher Manousos reflect on their career from Paprika and beyond. Join us for a reflection on professional development, the many directions an artistic career can take, and enjoying the ride.
This workshop is part of a series of #Paprika21 Festival digital offerings celebrating new work by young and emerging artists, and exploring workshops and topics centring around this year’s festival theme of (re)imagining process.

This program is presented with support from Why Not Theatre.

#HotTopic – Directors Roundtable

  • RUN TIME: 1.5 hours
  • Featuring: Karthy Chin, Chrisopher Manousos
  • Moderator: dan jelani ellis


Part of the 2022 Festival

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  • May 19 at 3:00 PM EST


This event will be occurring live over Paprika Theatre Festival’s Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.



Live-captions will be available for this event. A recording will be available on Paprika Festival’s Facebook Page following the #HotTopic.


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Karthy Chin

Karthy Chin

Karthy Chin is a producer, theatre director, and writer. She is currently developing a play as a member of Factory Theatre’s Foundry and is the Dramaturgy and Accessibility Intern at Theatre Passe Muraille. She is the assistant director for Three Women of Swatow at Tarragon, and has been with the production since pre-pandemic days. As a theatre artist, she has worked with a variety of companies including Stratford Festival, Cahoots, Driftwood, and Musical Stage Company. She assisted Tony-award winning director Rachel Chavkin on the Canadian production of Hadestown at Citadel Theatre. She is a former participant of the Paprika Directors’ Lab and the Factory Foremen, and a graduate of Generator’s Artist Producer Training program. As a producer, she has worked for Shakespeare in the Ruff, SummerWorks, Luminato and Toronto Fringe Festival. Kindness, collaboration, and de-centering power are key tenets of her producing and artistic practice.

Christopher Manousos

Christopher Manousos

Christopher Manousos is a theatre creator, performer, director, dramaturg, playwright, producer and educator. They have extensively trained in the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints with Anne Bogart, SITI Company (NYC) and Tadashi Suzuki, SCOT (Toga, Japan). Christopher is the Artistic Director of House + Body, an interdisciplinary performance company based in Tkaronto that focuses on experimentation and collaboration. With House + Body, Christopher deconstructs classical works, develops new plays, and offers training and mentorship to artists, playwrights and performers. They have worked with Generator, the SummerWorks and Progress Festivals and were the associate producer on PARADIGM Productions Four Sisters at the Luminato Festival. As an educator, Christopher has directed for the University of Windsor, Randolph College, and is on faculty at Sheridan College for the Musical Theatre Program.

Most recently, Christopher was the associate director on the development of DION, a rock opera of The Bacchae by Coal Mine Theatre and has been developing two works with House + Body; lonelyboy99, a new play by Daniel Carter and EMPTY/immediacy, a deconstruction and adaptation of Aeschylus’, The Libation Bearers. They performed in LemonTree and Theatre Passe Muraille’s TOKA, a dance/theatre piece that will be streamed as a digital production in the Spring of 2022.

Christopher is currently at the Shaw Festival assistant directing Cyrano de Bergerac, Everybody, and The Doctor’s Dilemma