Working the Scene in Rainbow
outACTRAto proudly presents the second annual Working the Scene in Rainbow event on June 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT) on Zoom.
Working the Scene in Rainbow is a live Zoom scene-reading session, featuring works by queer Ontario-based scriptwriters.
Working the Scene in Rainbow is a place for queer writers to hear their work read aloud by queer professional actors and an opportunity to network with an audience of industry members. Actor/readers will be cast from within the ACTRA Toronto membership. The event is open to industry partners, friends and all ACTRA members in good standing.
If you are an Industry Partner (producer, director, casting director, literary agent, etc.), Working the Scene in Rainbow is a great opportunity to discover the ACTRA Toronto actor you need for your next project. So mark your calendar and register today!
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Raf Antonio – The Effeminates
Raf Antonio (they/them) is a queer non-binary Latine screenwriter, playwright, director, and photographer based in Toronto. Their written work centres the QTBIPOC experience, most often through genre as Raf is a fan of horror, sci-fi, and superheroes. They’re also big into pop culture, medical dramas, reality television, and auteur cinema. Raf was recently part of the BIPOC TV & Film Episodic Drama Writing Lab where they developed The Effeminates with mentor Duana Taha, and their play WHITE MUSCLE DADDY (in development at Buddies in Bad Times with Pencil Kit Productions) was named a semi-finalist for the 2022 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Raf is currently seeking development support for their horror series DEMONIOS with producer Sarah Timmins of Black Birds Entertainment. For more please visit www.rafantonio.com.
Macaulee Day – Co-Parents
Macaulee Cassaday (they/them) is a writer, actor and director based in Toronto, Canada. As an actor they have appeared in both TV and Film (Netflix’s Daredevil, South Mountain). Macaulee produced and wrote their first short film, Cancer is Gay, in 2020 and recently received full series funding for their web series Sam, Dev and Ange from Stories for Caregivers (a Telus Funded project). Much of Macaulee’s work explores how our sense of identity (mostly queer identities) shape the types of relationships we allow ourselves to have with others and with ourself.
William Koné – Her Way
William Koné (he/him) is a Black gay writer and a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. An Ottawa native, he is drawn to character driven stories that explore the relationship between identity and interpersonal connections. In 2021, William participated in BIPOC TV & Film’s 1-Hr Drama Intensive Program for Black & Indigenous Writers, earning a junior story editor placement for a CBC production. In 2022, he completed a writing and story editor credit for an upcoming Sinking Ship and Amazon production. William’s work strives to empower and celebrate Black and LGBTQ+ narratives as a means of humanizing both experiences
Zoe Whittall – Holding Still
Zoe Whittall (she/her) is a novelist who has been shortlisted for The Giller Prize and won a Lambda literary award and a Canadian Screen Writer’s Award for Comedy Writing on the Baroness Von Sketch Show. She’s written for Degrassi, Schitt’s Creek, and others. Her most recent books are The Spectacular and The Best Kind of People.
PERFORMERS (alphabetically by scene)
The outACTRAto Committee is dedicated to raising awareness about queer performers, our stories and our place in the industry and society. We value diversity and equality and we aim to be recognized, supported and valued as queer performers. We aspire to educate and inform our industry about realistic queer representation on screen as we seek a more accurate and balanced reflection of our rich and multifaceted community. We denounce and will work to end harassment and stereotyping of any kind. We will work to achieve true-to-life queer onscreen visibility of our culture and our stories, and to realize change in our industry.
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About Working the Scene in Rainbow:
Working the Scene in Rainbow builds on the work of writer/artists Jessica Meya and Louis Taylor and their original project showcasing the work of BIPOC creators, Working the Scene in Colour.
Many thanks to Louis, Jessica and to the ACTRA Toronto Diversity and Inclusion Committee for sharing the Working the Scene in Colour template, their work and their valuable time with us.