TUESDAY APRIL 29 @ B CURRENT THEATRE
WYCHWOOD BARNES 601 CHRISTIE STUDIO 251
6pm-9pm suite $10 sliding scale
grounding with d’bi. – sorplusi principle – political content & context
meet the fantastically wonderful, phenomenally talented, compassionately kind NGOZI PAUL and visit her website. ngozi did a one-on-one YEMOYA residency in cape town south africa in 2011, developing her solo show the emancipation of ms. lovely. next, ngozi participated in a collective YEMOYA residency 2013 in nassau bahamas, further developing her her. she is one of the most celebrated actor/producers in canada and will be featured in the FACES OF YEMOYA book.
Ngozi Paul is an award-winning Canadian producer of film, television and trans-media projects. Ngozi is best known for creating, producing and starring in the award winning television series ‘da Kink in My Hair. This top-rated sitcom has been broadcast in over a dozen countries and garnered multiple nominations and awards, including the Gold Medal Ribbon award for best scripted series and numerous Gemini awards. Ngozi was also a member of the original creative team behind Canada’s first black sitcom, Lord Have Mercy!, which was nominated for two Gemini Awards including best comedic series.
In addition to being a recent graduate of the prestigious Canadian Film Center Producers Lab, Ngozi was selected by Women in View as a Creative Leader for 2012-13. This inaugural initiative is geared towards advancing accomplished women in television, film and the digital sector. Ngozi is also an award-winning actress and a recent graduate of the world-renowned Stratford Festival Conservatory for Classical Theatre.
Ngozi has been called “a strong force, using her artistic voice to push boundaries,” (24 News). With a focus on creating stories that celebrate the diversity of the human experience and appeal to a global audience, she continues to raise the bar by seeking innovative ways to create, distribute and tell provocative stories that are commercially successful. Finding the sweet spot where artistic merit, passion and commercial viability intersect, Ngozika Productions is looking forward to new ways of reaching, entertaining and engaging audiences.
Current projects in development include The 1st Time Project, a multiplatform documentary which showcases women across several continents sharing intimate stories about their first sexual experiences. Having directed and produced a BRAVOfact! short film on the subject in 2011, the next steps for the 1st Time Project include an interactive website, a one-off documentary film and live performances based on the compelling real life stories that were uncovered during production. Ngozi is also developing The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, a feature film about a young black woman’s journey of self-discovery. Already produced as a one-woman play, this project was developed in part through the Canadian Film Centre. The Truth About Ruth a comedic series deconstructing race and economics through the lens of entertainment talk show host Ruth Brown and On The Ground a dramatic television series about a young female international journalist who puts herself in extreme danger to get the story, while navigating the complex new rules of the digital age.