Simon Malbogat has been a key player in Canada’s popular theatre scene for over 25 years now. He has studied with the greatest contemporary popular theatre practitioners (Augusto Boal, Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Yoshi Oida) and blended Forum Theatre with the Sweet Medicine Teachings (SMT) of the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society for an innovative theatre and teaching approach.
Simon has directed and acted in over 50 new Canadian works, many of which many are now seen as important benchmarks in the development of Canadian theatre. He has played key roles in numerous plays by the Chalmer’s award winner Rex Deverell; David Fennario’s On The Job, Nothing to Lose, Banana Boots which won the Montreal Gazette’s Best New Play and Joe Beef which won the Pauline Julienne Award; George Walker’s Criminals in Love; and Michael Glassbourg’s Bad Apples.
Simon has provided workshop creation, direction and facilitation for young people ages 14 to 18, resulting in over 40 theatre forums plays. Other youth group projects have involved the Community Initiative Project, Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, the East End Community Health Centre, the Sears Drama Festival for Youth, the Social Planning Council of Peel and the Toronto West End Community. International workshops for youth have taken him to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Ukraine on three separate occasions.
Teaching credits include The University of Toronto, York University, Humber College, Queen’s and Brock University. In 1997 Simon created The Ripple Effect: 8th International Festival of the Theatre of the Oppressed which presented 450 artists from over 22 countries. He also produced The Open Stage Toronto Theatre Festival, The Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance Festival and From the Ground Up: The National Festival of Canadian Theatre.
A computer engineer by training, Swetha discovered her passion to work with communities towards creating social change, in 2010 in India. After attaining a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship, she went on to co-found Apni Shala Foundation with the vision to integrate social and emotional learning programs into the Indian school curriculum. Trained as a Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator, Swetha is passionate about creating participatory and collaborative learning platforms that could change the way individuals and communities think about self-development. She has worked extensively with children, youth and teachers in this context. She also the challenge of creating systems and structures to help strengthen non-profit organizations. Swetha is currently the General Manager at Mixed Company Theatre.
Angela Sun is a Toronto-based fat East Asian feminist theatre creator and performer. Recent credits include: The Retreat (Brave New Theatre: Unholy), Swan (Little Black Afro Theatre/ Filament Incubator), Tideline (Hart House/ Canadian Rep), Bite-Sized ( Broadleaf Theatre/ The Toronto Fringe/ InspiraTO Festival), Votes for Women (And Other Lies) (Empty Box), and 4.48 Psychosis (UofT Drama Centre). She has also performed in previous Fringe Kids, SummerWorks, and Paprika festivals.
She is the current Social Media Coordinator for Broadleaf Theatre and has previously interned for the Dora-nominated production of Where’s My Money from Alley Co-op. As a poet, she has been featured at the Facilitate and Outrageous reading series. In her spare time, Angela writes reviews for Mooney On Theatre.
Diana Tso: Performer, Playwright, Poet, Storyteller
Luciano Iogna: Playwright, Facilitator, Actor and Director
Rex Deverell: Playwright
Marsha Coffey: Soundscape Artist, Composer & Musician
Sefton Jackson: Actor, Community Arts Facilitator
Jennifer Jimenez: Lighting Designer
Sarah Friedlander: Costume Designer, Production Designer
Board of Directors
Ryan Weeks, President
Shoshanah Webber, Vice-President
Nadim Allidina, Treasurer
Daniel Booth, Member-At-Large
Our Board of Directors enables Mixed Company to achieve its strategic goals.
If you’re interested in joining the team please contact General Manager Swetha Ranganathan at email@example.com.