Sukaina is a Devised Theatre and Concurrent Education graduate from York University. In 2016 she sat on the advisory board for Paprika Festival – facilitating youth workshops, programs and the festival week in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts. She was excited to embody her experience as an Arab artist in Makram Ayache’s The Green Line at The Rhubarb Festival (2019). Currently, she is the Producer for Theatre Gargantua’s 2019 Premiere of The Wager. As both theatre artist and certified teacher in Ontario, Sukaina is thrilled to be a part of the YPT team where her passion for theatre and education thrives.
Q&A with Sukaina
Name your favourite YPT production:
The Wizard of Oz (2016) because there was something really special about seeing my favorite childhood film brought to life on stage with my Grade 5 class. Witnessing how engaged and inspired my students were by the production was an incredible experience for me as an educator.
Describe your favourite Drama School memory:
My first year taking drama classes, I realized that I could reify anything I could imagine by performing it. This was an incredibly empowering and confidence building realization.
What would the central theme of a play written about you be?
A play about community and relationship building.
As the 2019/20 Season theme is the Seven Ancestral Teachings, what is something you appreciate about Toronto and why?
Toronto’s plethora of stories. This land is bursting with stories from the past, present and future. Stories from this land passed down by generations of people who have been here for thousands of years and stories from faraway lands that have been brought here with people seeking new beginnings like myself.