Expanding the possibilities
of performance

Summer Season
May-August 2020


Summerworks Staff

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Laura Nanni

Artistic and Managing Director

Laura Nanni is a curator, producer and artist, known for her successful leadership of initiatives focused on artistic experimentation, community building, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Since 2016, she has led SummerWorks through a significant period of growth and transformation. Past roles include: Programming Supervisor for Nuit Blanche Toronto; Rhubarb Festival Director for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; as well as Curator and Program Coordinator for the HATCH mentorship and residency program at Harbourfront Centre. Her artistic projects and collaborations, often site specific, have been presented across North America, Europe, and the UK. More info at laurananni.com

laura@summerworks.ca

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Rosanna Lowton

Managing Producer

Rosanna is a performing arts producer from the UK. Having moved to Canada in 2018 she was quickly immersed in SummerWorks and the Toronto cultural scene. Her experiences are predominantly in festivals, having worked in the UK producing large-scale participatory and site-specific projects with London International Festival of Theatre, InTRANSIT Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, as well as multiple independent productions. Her interests lie in community participation in performing arts, outdoor and site-specific festivals, as well as the impact of performance in public space.

rosanna@summerworks.ca

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Tamara Jones

Marketing Coordinator

Tamara Jones (she/her) is a freelance storyteller and digital content creator specializing in arts, culture, and entertainment. By day, she moves between SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre writing copy and creating social media content. Coming to live arts from the film industry, her freelance clients include film production companies and festivals. Her written and spoken words have been featured by a handful of publications including Ephemera Magazine, Feels Zine, and With/out Pretend.

tamara@summerworks.ca

Karthy Chin

Assistant Artistic Producer

Karthy Chin is a theatre director, arts administrator and producer originally from Kitchener.   As a theatre artist, she has worked with a variety of companies including Stratford Festival, Factory Theatre, Cahoots, Citadel, and Musical Stage Company. She has been an arts administrator at Luminato, TIFF, and the Toronto Fringe Festival. She is a graduate of Generator’s Artist Producer Training program and holds a history degree with minors in comparative literature and material culture from University of Toronto. She enjoys food, museums, and researching hidden histories.

karthy@summerworks.ca

Victoria Wang

Assistant Artistic Producer

Victoria Wang (she/her) is a stage manager, creative producer and installation artist who has worked in theatre, dance, film and interdisciplinary forms of live performance. Selected credits: Solitudes (Aluna Theatre), bug (manidoons collective), Hilot Means Healer (Cahoots), Four Sisters (Paradigm/Luminato), Through the Bamboo (Uwi Collective/Toronto Fringe), Oslo (Studio 180), Older & Reckless (Moonhorse Dance), SummerWorks, Rhubarb Festival. Victoria is also the founder of the Memory Palace Project, an ongoing community-based public art project whose participatory installations, live performance art and digital media creations have appeared at the Toronto Fringe, Assembly Theatre, Long Winter, and the National Theatre School of Canada’s digital Art Apart Festival. As a first-generation Chinese Canadian settler, Victoria is grateful to call Hong Kong and Tkaronto home.

victoria@summerworks.ca