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September 8, 2015

Staff Profile: Kanika Ambrose – Administrative Coordinator


How long have you worked at the Young Centre/Soulpepper and tell us a little bit about what your job consists of lately.
I started working at The Young Centre as a Front of House Floor Captain in the Fall of 2011 and I have been working at Soulpepper since January of this year.
My current job is multifaceted; I perform administrative functions for all departments. Currently, much of my day is occupied with coordinating invites and seating for the upcoming openings of the shows in our Fall 2015 season.

What kinds of artistic endeavors are you involved in outside of work?
Outside of work, I work as a playwright. I have written and produced my own shows with Crows Theatre and at Toronto Fringe. I just completed a season in playwrights units at Obsidian and Cahoots theatre companies; I’m back at Obsidian for a second season working on my play; The Reception.

What else keeps you busy outside of work?
As above, I write a lot. I see a lot of theatre; I’m a Dora Juror for theatre for young audiences this year. I enjoy the outdoors as much as I can; my boyfriend and I like to go on little day trips. As I’m sure many others do, I love to cook and eat… particularly dessert; I do quiet a bit of baking for family events.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I don’t know how hidden it is, but I am trained in Dominican cultural dance (The Commonwealth of Dominica not the Dominican Republic). I perform quite a bit outside of work and I also teach; I have a group of 6 little ladies.
Recently, Dominica was devastated by a hit from tropical storm Erica so I’ve been helping with the relief effort as much as I can in my spare time.

What do you love about working at the Young Centre/Soulpepper?
I like that…
Every day is different and presents unique challenges.
I work in a theatre; my favourite places to be on any given day.
The people here make every day a pleasure.