Olive-or-Oliver is an award-winning Toronto-based artist whose practice includes music, theatre, performance art, and video. They use the singular gender pronoun “they”, instead of “he” or “she”, as a gender-neutral alternative.
With both humour and heart, Olive’s work reflects themes of trauma and recovery, spiritual emergence, emotion, and queer identities. Over the last 6 years, they’ve engaged audiences across Toronto and internationally at venues such as the Royal Ontario Museum, World Pride, and the Seoul International NewMedia Festival. A trained vocalist, they compose and perform original songs accompanied by keyboard, percussion and loop pedal, ranging from a playful vaudevillian style to more serious, pensive works. They are a graduate of the Young Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Summerworks Leadership Intensive Program.