There's much to see here. So, take your time, and enjoy a brief intermission for you to enjoy at your leisure. We hope to spark a laugh and inspiration with what we have to offer, in The Green Room.
Musical Tokens never shies away from an opportunity to uplift and celebrate our women that continue to make space for all. With that said, we wanted to take a moment to hear from, Karen Burthwright (Shug Avery), and Janelle Cooper (Sofia) and our own Tara Jackson (Celie) that played these iconic rolls in The Color Purple.
Tara spoke with dancers, (and actors, and performers, and and and =))Hailey Lewis and Natasha Strilchuk, about the differences between their two worlds of musical theatre and dance. These beautiful women are both amazingly talented and so well spoken! Enjoy.
Co-creators Tara and Masini, take a moment in the COVID madness to re-introduce themselves to the world. They get candid about the who, what, when, where and whys of everything Musical Tokens.
Tara and Masini, get candid discussing COVID, the current state of the world, Mental Health, the stigma behind mental health and the positive effects of simply asking for help.
We sat down with Indigenous actors, Julie Lumsden and Amanda Trapp. Both women shared their experiences as Indigenous Women in theatre and in life. Prepare to have some knowledge dropped on ya!
We sat down with Deborah Castrilli and Evangelia Kambites to hear about their experiences as biracial women in theatre and in life.
We sat down with Kaitlyn Santa Juana and Marie Mahabal to hear their experiences with ethnic ambiguity in theatre and in everyday life.
A video put together by Tara to celebrate her Sterling Award win for Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role-Drama. Black. Lives. Matter.
BLACK EXCELLENCE AT ITS PEAK!! Broadway Black put together a Black Tony's and did the damn thing. Watch and enjoy!!!
Tara and Masini discuss their feelings about the recent events in Canada and US surrounding the murders of innocent black people.
The video pauses for a bit but it comes back. Representation Matters.
A panel of Black artists and artisans will discuss how the last few weeks have affected them, the experience of living in conservative and 95% white Perth County and the complexities and challenges they have faced while working at the Festival. Stratford Festival patrons are invited for a singular look at what it’s like to be Black in the world, and in this town and company.
A chat about representation, artistry and a few stories with Karen Burthwright.
A circle discussion amongst Calgary BIPOC artists regarding our experiences and time spent in the theatre and arts communities here. We aim to engage in looking at the unique cultural climate that has been fostered and the systems that remain in place.