Jean Yoon

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - Stage -

Ac­tor, play­wright, cul­tural ac­tivist and new mother.

Which T.O. theatre com­pany most en­cour­ages non-tra­di­tional cast­ing?

Fu-GEN theatre com­pany for Asian Canadian theatre, and Ob­sid­ian Theatre for black theatre. And the main­stage com­pa­nies they part­ner

with: Night­wood Theatre, Theatre Passe Mu­raille and Fac­tory Theatre, all of which have in-house devel­op­ment pro­grams for writ­ers of colour. Both com­pa­nies are gen­er­at­ing fab­u­lous work, putting dy­namic tal­ent on the stage and cre­at­ing theatre that will live on past closing night.

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