Thea Fitz-James is part academic and part theatre practitioner. She’s created work with FADO’s Emerging Artist Series, Secret Theatre’s Secret Selfies in Halifax and the School of Making/Thinking in New York. She’s successfully toured her solo shows, NAKED LADIES and Drunk Girl internationally, performing, most notably with Summerworks (Toronto) and Thea Blue Room’s Summer Nights (Perth, AUS). Drunk Girl was nominated for the Best Theatre Award at Fringe WORLD 2017 and NAKED LADIES won runner-up for the Centaur Theatre Award at Montreal Fringe 2016. In addition to her solo theatre work, Thea is a theatre curator, producer, festival coordinator with the Cucalorus Film Festival. With Cucalorus, she founded and ran their artist residency program, bringing multiple disciplines together to make art around themes such as trans/queer issue is the USA South, sexual assault, and food & art. Now back in Toronto she is a playwright with Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources and is running the monthly performance series Dark Day Monday. Ultimately, Thea’s work sits at the intersection of storytelling, academia, performance art, and theatre. She is interested in dissecting contemporary depictions of women and feminism, exploring the where personal narratives and political ones intersect, and her own intersectionality as a manic, queer, cis-gendered, white, female settler. Thea is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at York University, writing about knitting and textiles in activism and performance, and Fringe festivals.