Miss Fortune 2023

image credit to Isis Petroni

Beauty, confidence, a deep horrible history of abuse, elegance, passion and hopefully years of therapy…does this sound like you? Apply now to compete in everyone’s favourite pageant: Miss Fortune 2023

Miss Fortune 2023

  • CONTENT NOTE: Strong Language, depictions of sexual assault
  • RUN TIME: 30 Minutes (as part of the Playwrights Unit Staged Readings)
  • TICKETS: By Donation/Free
  • Playwright: Taija Shonée Chung
  • Lighting Designer: Max Cameron Fearon
  • Performers: Breton Lalama, Kiara-Kumail, Ellie Posadas, Frankie Bayley, Xavier Lopez


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


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Taija Shonée Chung

Taija Shonée Shung

TAIJA SHONÉE CHUNG (she/they) is a Jamaican-Chinese multi-disciplinary artist, based in Toronto. A passionate actor, mover and creator, she’s enthusiastic about work that explores our perception of others and ourselves in this ever-changing world — who we are when we are at our most vulnerable, when we are trying to make a buck or when we think we are alone. They can be perceived on instagram under the handle @tropgoth.

Max Cameron Fearon

Max Cameron Fearon

Max Cameron Fearon (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, Mad, and multiply-disabled artist. They’re interested in interdisciplinary performance, collaborative storytelling, and community engagement through the arts. Their practice centres care, engages magic realism, and explores how the relationships we form with ourselves and others reflect larger social realities. 

In the past year, Max has interned in Artistic Directing with SummerWorks; provided dramaturgical support to new plays in development with Nightwood Theatre’s “Write from the Hip” initiative; and mentored in directing with the Canadian Guild of Directors and Choreographers. While they’ve previously focused on direction, dramaturgy, and performance, Max is excited to explore lighting design with the Paprika’s Design Lab, and to be learning with and from their colleagues in the Festival. 
Max is currently co-creating How the Wolf Says Goodnight, a multimedia performance piece on queer care and relational healing from trauma (with River Oliveira). They’re also directing an interactive, touring project about identifying various forms of interpersonal abuse (I Love You and It Hurts – Theatre of the Beat), and an LGBTQ+ community-focused production of Into the Woods (Assoc. Director/Dramaturge – Dead Name Theatre). You can connect with Max via their website at mcfearon.com, or on Instagram at @mc.fearon.