Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), Native Earth Performing Arts (NEPA), and
the Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) announce Creative Catalysts, a pioneering partnership
and vital program designed to support works of emerging Indigenous and Black playwrights.
“BTW is thrilled to partner with NEPA and TIP to launch this new program, aimed at developing
work from among our most marginalized artists” says Quincy Armorer, Artistic Director of BTW.
“The voices of Indigenous and Black writers are still underrepresented in Canadian theatre and
this joint initiative is in response to this imbalance, addressing the need for added support and
guidance to emerging playwrights from these communities.”

2021 Creative Catalysts Press Release – final