Jonathan D. Brower
Jonathan (he/him) is a queer writer, performer and producer. He serves as the Education Coordinator for Victoria’s Belfry Theatre. He holds Drama and Communications degrees from the University of Calgary and is currently completing a master’s in Social Justice and Equity Studies through Brock University. His thesis project, That Power co-created with Ari Paranthahan, is a living archive of memories and heartbreaks that dives intimately into loss, trauma, and desire as catalysts for imagining better futures together. Other works include oblivion (Third Street Theatre), illuminating the consequences of Canadian conversion therapy, and Good Hands (Theatre of the Beat), exposing abuses of power and policy impacting sexual and gender minorities within conservative religious institutions; both tour to communities across Canada advocating for full LGBTIQ2+ inclusion in faith spaces and beyond. Jonathan co-founded and led Third Street Theatre – Calgary’s queer theatre company – from 2012 to 2018.