Zoom Green Room meet/greet


Meet 'n' Greet with Tetsuro Shigematsu, playwright/performer. Ask Tetsuro about the creative process or virtual tour of his incredible show, 1 Hour Photo (stream available to all confernce registrants). 



Meet 'n Green with Omari Newton, Sr. Instructor for Essentials at VFS, and Aliza Amarshi, Outreach Coordinator at VFS. Learn about what this iconic school in downtown Vancouver has to offer to support students wanting to enter into the entertainment industry.


Zoom Green Room meet/greet 11:50 AM - 12:55 PM

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  • Tetsuro Shigematsu

    Tetsuro Shigematsu is a former writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in 2004, he became the first person-of-colour to host a daily national radio program in Canada, where he wrote and produced over 50 pieces of radio drama. His solo-work, Empire of the Son, has played in 18 cities to over 20,000 people, and was described by Colin Thomas as, “one of the best shows ever to come out of Vancouver. Ever.” 1 Hour Photo, was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Drama. Check out https://shiggy.com/.

  • Omari Newton

    Omari Newton is an award-winning actor (The Shipment, Continuum), voice actor (Black Panther, Corner Gas, The Dragon Prince) playwright (Sal Capone, Redbone Coonhound), director, and producer.


  • Aliza Amarshi