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Chiamaka G. Ugwu

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Chiamaka G. Ugwu is a Toronto-based actor, director, writer and youth educator, recently graduated from University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies program. Some of her recent directing work includes The Twelve-Forty (Theatre InspiraTO – People’s Choice Award), emerging playwright Fiona Raye Clarke’s workshop production of Broken Windows (Theatre InspiraTO), Neck-Breaking Car-Hop (Theatre Erindale Beck Festival), and an upcoming production of Robertson Davies’ Overlaid (Playwright Project). Her directing mentorship experiences include assistant directing for Obeah Opera with Weyni Mengesha (Nightwood Theatre), interning with Mumbi Tinyebwa Otu for Just Me, You, and the Silence (IFT Theatre), and assisting directing with Maya Rabanovitch and Lisa Codrington in the AMY Project’s Transfusions. Her recent acting credits include Blood Wedding (Modern Times/ Aluna Theatre – Dora Nomination: Outstanding Performance, Ensemble), Here After (Upstart Theatre), The Girl Without a Song (Toronto Picture Company), and See You Sooner (See You Sooner Productions). As a youth educator, Chiamaka is currently a facilitator with Soulpepper’s Youth Link Program, and collaborated with Paula Wing to lead Soulpepper’s inaugural Alumni Intensive, developing and teaching performance-based work for youth across the Greater Toronto Area.