How Is Our Art Informed By Where We’re From?

How Is Our Art Informed By Where We’re From?


Join Keshia Palm, Santiago Guzmán, Miki Wolf, and Kayvon Khoshkam on December 1st at 8:15pm for the third instalment of our 2022 Thought Residencies: How is our art informed by where we’re from? Catch is LIVE on our instagram: @spiderwebshow.

About the residents:

Keshia Palm is a Filipinx-German artist from Treaty 6 Territory who seeks to dismantle systems of oppression by creating thoughtful and inclusive art/spaces — as Producer, Director, Dramaturge, Playwright, and Actor. They have developed and performed new works with IBPOC, queer, women, and trans artists coast to coast. Since 2016, they’ve found community where there are trees standing in the water creating art, and supporting emerging artists through, and artistic producing the Paprika Festival.

Santiago Guzmán (he/him/they) is an award-winning playwright, performer, director, and dramaturge originally from Metepec, Mexico, now based in St. John’s, NL. Santiago’s work aims to put local, under-represented narratives and characters on the frontlines, whilst inviting audiences to appreciate the vibrancy of Newfoundland and Labrador from a diverse perspective. As an immigrant, queer, and artist of colour, Santiago believes that representation matters.

Miki Wolf is a Yukon First Nations actor, dancer, playwright, and performance facilitator based on Traditional Southern Tutchone Territory in Whitehorse, Yukon. 

Kayvon Khoshkam (he/him) is a Canadian director, actor, producer, writer and musician. He was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. He is a graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts with a focus on playwriting. He founded the Pull Festival: Vancouver’s 10 minute play festival (2012-2019), and was the Artistic Director of SpeakEasy Theatre (2016-2021). In 2015, Kayvon had the honour of being a member of The National Arts Centre’s English Theatre ensemble. Kayvon has worked across Canada, the United States and overseas.



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About the Author

With firm footing in performing arts practice and community building, I'm curious and passionate about change, systems, and participation. I'm a producer and an artist. I value collaboration, efficiency, and resourcefulness. Currently Artistic Director of Kingston-based SpiderWebShow Performance, which includes co-curating and producing the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA). During eight years as Artistic Producer of Neworld Theatre, I collaborated with colleagues to found PL 1422, a shared rehearsal and administration hub in East Vancouver, as well as shepherding the creation and production of over 80 live events – including a series of 11 "podplays" audio plays before podplays were cool. In 2015, I was the inaugural artist in residence on CBC Radio’s q based on my digital project The Apology Generator. My formal training is in arts creation and producing, and I have practical experience managing production projects, festivals, and special events. I'm functionally bilingual in English and French. I'm a parent, a gardener, a cook and have recently started running.