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Tanisha Taitt

In addition to her role as Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, Tanisha Taitt is a director/actor/playwright, musical artist, theatre & anti-racism educator, accidental essayist, and audiobook director for Penguin Random House Canada. A former preschool teacher, her creative journey includes encounters with numerous arts organizations. She has been nominated as a director for the Pauline McGibbon Award for Unique Talents, and her plays Admissions and Keeper are published by Scirocco Drama (the former in the anthology Fierce: Five Plays for High Schools). Tanisha is a recipient of the Canadian Music Publishers Association Award & Scholarship for distinction in songwriting and was a 2021 finalist for the Gina Wilkinson Prize honouring female theatre-makers who centre community in their leadership. She was recently named Co-Coordinator of the joint Theatre & Drama Studies program at Sheridan College/University of Toronto Mississauga, and she is an instructor for Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance program, where she teaches Acting Through Song. She is also part-time faculty at George Brown Theatre School, teaching Contemporary and Canadian Scene Study.  Tanisha is a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee for her commitment to artistic excellence and social justice. 

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