Ana Maria Alcantara is a Brazilian journalist, Black feminist, passionate about fashion, coffee, and new challenges. She lived in St. John's (NL) for the first time between May 2019 and August 2020 and that time was enough to fall in love with the city. She studied at MUN, had radio experience at CHMR, wrote for CBC News NL, and did volunteer jobs. Before coming to Canada, she traveled to seven countries always focused on learning about different cultures and places. Her background is in Social Communication. In Brazil, she worked in public institutions, newspapers, and magazines, and most recently she has been working with Digital Marketing focused on content production. Now she is ready for new experiences with St. John's through her studies and this fantastic journey in theater writing.
Arriving in Newfoundland on an ice pan from Labrador 40 plus years ago- this late bloomer of comedy has taken stages from St. John's to Calgary. Mark "the Canoe" Harnett's show comes to life from his own personal experiences and opinions, Inuit culture, relationships, and being a dad. Often labeled a "suggestive" comedian- whose jokes and stories relate to most of the general population. Mark always keeps his audience in mind, reminding them that it's OK to laugh as life is too short to be taken too seriously!
Accolades include performances at Yuk Yuks from St. John`s to Calgary, Mussel Bed Soiree Comedy Night, Chuckles Comedy Club, Live Stand-Up Comedy, Something Funny, Hubcap Comedy Festival, Newfoundland Comedy Festival, and have emceed many events. He's shared the stage with John Sheehan, Pete Zedlacher, Nikki Payne, Matt Wright, Colin Hollett, Carla Collins, and Derek Seguin to name a few. Performed with some of This Hour Has 22 Minutes cast August 2017 at The Gathering hosted by Shaun Majumder.
Sobia Shaheen Shaikh
Sobia Shaheen Shaikh is an antiracist-feminist community organizer, writer, social work educator, researcher and mother from St. John’s, NL. Sobia is a member of The Quilted Collective of Racialized NL Writers. One of her short stories, “softly, with niyyat”, will be published in a short story anthology called Us, Now: The Quilted Collective Stories (forthcoming, 2021, Breakwater Books).
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TODOS Productions operates from St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk (colonially known as Newfoundland) and Labrador. We acknowledge Ktaqmkuk as the unceded and ancestral territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq; and Labrador as the traditional homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. We recognize that it is our duty to learn about the caretakers of this province who have been looking after the land and water before us, and we strive to work consciously and respectfully with them to support one another in solidarity and love.
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