Thea Fitz-James is part academic and part theatre practitioner. She holds a BA in Theatre from McGill, a Bachelor of Journalism from University of King’s College, and a Masters in Theatre & Performance Studies from York University.
Thea is a theatre maker and performance artist. She’s created work with FADO in Toronto, Secret Theatre in Halifax, SummerWorks, and the School of Making/Thinking in New York. She has curated performance festivals and artist residencies with Cucalorus Festival and is one of the artistic directors at hub14. Her solo performance piece, NAKED LADIES, made international news when it was banned in Singapore in 2017, and her other solo show, Drunk Girl, has toured internationally and was extended during Edmonton Fringe 2017.
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-gender, 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.