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Colouring Book Theatre

Colouring Book Theatre is a new company that seeks to create theatre experiences for
young audiences that “draw outside the lines,” and emphasizes centring persons of
colour on/offstage in TYA stories. We seek to create work that reflects children
(especially children of colour) and their interests and futures in our art, and prioritize
meaningful relationships between artists and audiences. Other works in development
include The Book of Kit and Mel, a new TYA musical, in partnership with Shakespeare
in Action.

Deivan Steele (he/him) is a South African-Canadian actor, director, writer, and
educator. His work has brought him to theatres like Driftwood, Shakespeare in Action,
Next Stage Festival, Shakespeare by the Sea, Outside the March, Bad Hats, Unwrap
Theatre, and Prague Shakespeare Co. He is Neptune Theatre’s INKubator
artist-in-residence, where he’s developing his new play, Palany. Currently, his practice
focuses on embracing an ‘aesthetic of liveness’, lifting up future generations through
theatre, and staging expansive world histories.

Breanne Tice (she/her) is a next generation mad creator, educator, and actor who has
performed with companies including Theatre by the Bay, Theatre on the Ridge, and
Bard in the Park. She has been an artist educator for Soulpepper Theatre Company
since 2019, specializing in teaching movement to young people. Breanne focuses on
programming that is accessible to all body types and abilities, and encourages young
people to find power, beauty, and creativity in their natural bodies.