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Bahia Watson

bahia watson is a storyteller and artist. 

actor. theatre credits include: The Virgin Trial; BakkhaiThe Last Wife, The Diary of Anne Frank, She Stoops to Conquer (Stratford Festival), The Seagull (Crow’s Theatre/Company Theatre), Someone Else (Crow’s Theatre/Canadian Stage), The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre), DISS (Mixed Company), A Raisin in the Sun (Soulpepper Theatre Company), pomme is french for apple (co-writer, producer, performer).

Film/TV credits include: The Handmaid's Tale (MGM/Hulu); Saving Hope (CTV), Remedy (CTV), Flush (BravoFACT), The Truth About Rainbows (BravoFACT), Everybody’s Doing It (MTV). 

storyteller/playwright. playwright-in-residence (anitAFRIKA! dub theatre), write-from-the-hip playwright development program (Nightwood Theatre), international storytelling intensive (YEMOYA). grants/awards. Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Performance Ensemble for The Penelopiad, RBC Emerging Artist Award, presented by Obsidian Theatre, various creation grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. more. independently bahia produces her own music under the name bahia bahia and writes poetry and short stories.

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It’s Important to Have Your Community
Essay

It’s Important to Have Your Community

24 April 2019

Toronto performers Maev Beaty and Bahia Watson discuss being women in theatre, covering everything from the differences between male-led rooms and female-led ones, being a pawn in a director’s work, creating safe environments, and more.