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Fay Nass

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Fay is a Vancouver-based director, writer, dramaturg, producer, educator, cultural consultant and multi-disciplinary artist.  She is the Artistic Director of the frank theatre company and the founder/AD of Aphotic Theatre. As one of the only queer people of colour in leadership positions in Canada, Fay is a passionate and tireless advocate for equity and inclusion in the arts.

Her work often examines questions of race, sex, and culture, through an intersectional lens in order to shift meanings and deconstruct paradigms rooted in our society. Fay’s work spans text-based plays, as well as devised creation working with youth, community participants, professionals and emerging artists.

Her most recent credits include: co-directing Trans Script Part I: The Women (the frank theatre and Zee Theatre at Firehall Arts Centredirecting She Mami Wata & the Pussy WitcHunt (the frank theatre at PuSh Festival 2020), co-directing Straight White Men (ITSAZOO productions at Gateway Theatre) dramaturgy of Camera Obscura (Hungry Ghosts) (the frank theatre & QAF), directing and devising Diaspora: Queer Immigrant and Refugee Stories (the frank theatre at QAF), cultural consultation and curation of residency programs with North Van Arts and Culture office, curation and producing of Another Window Cabaret (Aphotic theatre and Neworld Theatre). Fay holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University specializing in theatre and film studies. Currently she is the Artistic Leadership resident at National Theatre School of Canada.