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AUGUSTO BITTER

Awakenings Artist

“I am honoured to be a part of the Awakenings Artist Mentorship. ‘A Revolution of Love’ allows me to dive deep into long-time curiosities about my processes and work in a non-traditional performance environment. I can’t wait to connect with new artists and new spaces in a city that inspires me every day.”

Augusto Bitter is a Venezuelan-born, Dora Award-winning performer, writer, facilitator and artistic producer based in Toronto. They have been a Resident Artist at Canadian Stage, Aluna Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and hub14. They’ve trained with Teatro delle Radici, Manifesto Poetico, Canada's National Voice Intensive, Aluna Theatre's Interpretation Lab, and the University of Toronto. Augusto’s first play, CHICHO (Pencil Kit Productions/TPM/Aluna) is being produced into a short film, and they’re developing a second dance-theatre piece, Reina, with musician Y Josephine. Augusto has made three short video-poems, Reina (in isolation), cannibal and golden girl, with the support of TO Live, Toronto Queer Film Festival, and Glad Day Lit’s Naked Heart Festival. They’ve been an artist educator with Soulpepper and the Paprika Festival, and facilitate creative-writing workshops across the GTA with Story Planet. More at www.augustobitter.com