Four years ago, Angie St. Mars decided to take the chance to try standup comedy, and she never stopped.
Like nearly everyone else right now, the staff of The Uniter is stuck at home. Social distancing, self-quarantine and the sudden global aversion to human contact all make it particularly tricky to put together a newspaper.
As an actor, performance artist, photographer, singer, clown and so much more, Ady Kay is certifiably busy.
Jude Hayes is an AFAB (assigned female at birth) performer who’s been doing drag for a little over a year now.
Karen Sharma is an organizer with QPOC Winnipeg who does the important work of creating safe spaces for 2SQTBIPOC.
For Ugonna Chigbo, the volunteer co-ordinator at CKUW, the best part of the job is meeting volunteers and bringing their ideas to life.
Sara Usman, co-founder of The Shameless Circle, is not ashamed to tell her story.
Whether it be for cosplay or dollmaking, Emma Horning finds a great deal of delight in creating some really cool stuff.
“How do I describe myself in the world of theatre? I guess (as) a professional amateur.”
For many gamers, it’s important to have a space to settle down and get comfortable before diving headfirst into a video game. Ryland Bird has just that space.
Lindsay Brown is the kind teacher you wish you had in high school.
Inspired by anime, manga, Harry Potter and so much more, Samantha Beiko is a fantasy writer who pours her energy into a variety of different creative projects.
Readers might recognize cohabitating partners Jordan Cayer and Ella Steele from the Winnipeg stage.
For Winnipeg-based photographer – and former Uniter staff member – Mike Sudoma, his professional art and personal hobbies blend harmoniously as he enjoys street and concert photography, as well as skateboarding and playing guitar.
For Winnipeg creative Reba Terlson, her art is her greatest passion and a constantly shifting mode of expression.
“I just know that I love the arts."
“It’s a strange origin story, but I guess it’s mine."
For dancer and actor Maria Anne Grant, performing has always taken a central role in her life.
Writer and publicist Ariel Gordon sees the world through the writer’s lens.
“I really like writing. I like telling stories."