An Interview with Sereana Malani

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Ruby Slippers Theatre announces the launch of The Flying Monkey vlog for the 2020/21 Season with the Theatre in Multiculture: Perspectives series, featuring video interviews with BIPOC artists in the Canadian theatre industry discussing racism, intersectionality, and diversity. 

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This interview series deepens Ruby Slippers Theatre’s radically inclusive vision and mission, our commitment to under-represented voices, and complements other concrete actions we are taking to further BIPOC artists voices and to further diversify our own company and our own work.

Read Our Commitment statement here: Our Commitment.

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“[Canadian Theatre] is rooted in …whitesupremacy.”| Sereana Malani, Actor, Teacher, Writer, Mother.

As part of the series, RST interviews Sereana Malani, Actor, Teacher, Writer, Mother.

Multi-award-winning Vancouver-based Ruby Slippers Theatre imagines a world where diversity is celebrated through a deeper understanding of each other. To bring this vision to reality, Ruby Slippers Theatre illuminates underrepresented perspectives and inspires independent critical thought by giving voice to diverse, female-identifying artists and by premiering significant Québec works in English translation on the West Coast of Canada.

RST acknowledges that we are uninvited guests on the stolen lands of the Coast Salish People, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We are committed to working in solidarity with people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or person of colour as accomplices in not only shifting the colonial default, but dismantling the white supremacist patriarchy.

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