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d'bi.young anitafrika

Academy Faculty, Awakenings Mentor

Triple Dora-award-winning playwright-performer d’bi.young anitafrika was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica. SOULPEPPER 2021: Shx Mami Wata FOR SOULPEPPER: For Colored Girls (2016); Three Penny Opera (2006); Three Sisters (2006). OTHER THEATRE: bloodclaat (Theatre Passe Muraille); benu (La Chappelle Theatre); word! sound! powah! (Tarragon); androgyne (Buddies in Bad Times); Esu Crossing the Middle Passage (Storefront), Lukumi (Tarragon); Once Upon a Black Boy (Crows); Concrete Jungle (Theatre Peckham UK). FILM & TELEVISION: Sunday Afternoon; Lord Have Mercy; 21 Black Futures OTHER: The Canadian Poet of Honour, author of twelve plays, seven albums & four collections of poetry, was recently recognised as a Global Leader in Theatre & Performance by Arts Council England. Creator of the Anitafrika Method and founding artistic director of Watah Theatre, d’bi.young’s current projects include conducting a global funding campaign to establish Ubuntu! Decolonial Arts Centre in Costa Rica, publishing dubbin theatre (a collection of their plays) and completing their PhD on Black womxn’s theatre in Canada.