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Kaia Richardson

Co-founder / Story Editor

Kaia is a queer actress and producer, who grew up in Tkaronto, Kanata. With acting as her first love, she took control of her career during the pandemic and co-founded Camp On Fire Productions Inc. She’s collected a team of emerging powerhouse producers, who have created multiple projects in the span of two years; including The Bounce, in which she is playing the lead character.  

She has sought professional training throughout her life, earning her Triple Threat Diploma from Randolph College for the Performing Arts in 2016. As a performer, her skills span genres from musical theatre to comedic period pieces to contemporary film. She actively supplements her technical repertoire with programs and workshops, as well as her own independent study of craft and acting technique.  

Kaia mission is to create work which is provocative, soulful, and very spicy.

 
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Tylor van Riper

Co-founder / Screenwriter

In the early 2000's, Tylor began his arts career as a vocalist in the Southern Alberta prairies. The abuse he survived for being queer in this repressive region pushes Tylor to use his powers as a storyteller to delve into themes of otherness, and gender beyond the binary.

Tylor’s career has taken him from the prairies, to England, and now to Toronto. He has written and performed numerous cabarets, plays, and musicals, and has begun development on a made-for-TV musical with Juno Winner & Grammy Nominee Pablosky Rosales, from the Cuban band Cubanismo. The musical expresses his experience as a Non-Binary person.


A co-founder of Camp on Fire Productions, Tylor has written and produced several short films, and a pilot, in collaboration with Canadian creative powerhouses from Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience, & Star Trek. 

Alongside his artistic career, he is a qualified vocal coach, with a Master's Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Surrey, England. He works with singers of all skill levels in Pop / Rock, Jazz, and Musical Theatre.

 
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Hannah Karpinski

Story Editor / Writer

Hannah is a queer writer based in Tio'tia:ke/Montreal. Her work has appeared in publications including Bad Nudes, Soliloquies Anthology, Ghost City Press’ My Loves Digital Anthology of Queer Love Poems. 

        Hannah maintains an ongoing video-poetry collaboration (est. 2017) with Tamar Tabori. Their video-poem, “nothing comes close,” was long-listed for the 2021 Brush & Lyre Prize and is forthcoming at the 9th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece.

        She has nearly a decade of editorial experience in positions ranging from Head Writer to Editor-in-Chief, on boards for publications such as Yiara Magazine, Lemon Hound, and Ossa Magazine. 

        Hannah’s debut chapbook, Beach Seasons, was published in 2018 with funding from the Fine Arts Reading Room Small Publications Grant. She is an incoming MA candidate at Concordia University, in the English: Creative Writing stream.

 
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Curtis Larade

Co-founder / Screenwriter

Curtis Larade is a queer, French Acadian screenwriter and creator originally from Mi'kmaq (Nova Scotia), Kanata, residing in Tkaronto.


Curtis has several short films and scripts officially selected at film festivals internationally. His current artistic focus is in comedy with a keen interest in self-deprecation and campy humour. He is passionate about women’s rights, social justice and freedom of choice which he hopes are clearly reflected in his stories’ themes and characters.

 
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Pablosky Rosales

Composer

Born in Havana Cuba, Pablosky Rosales is graduated from "Instituto Superior Pedagogico Enrique Jose Varona" with a major in Musical Education. In 2002, he started working as a Tres /Guitar player and backing vocalist with the renowned band CUBANISMO until he moved to Tkaronto, Kanata in 2006.


In Tkaronto, he has collaborated and recorded with some of the most important Salsa, Cuban music and Latin jazz bands in the local scene, such as Amanda Martinez, ”Café Cubano”, "OKAN" “Guaracha y Son quartet”, Sean Bellaviti’s “Conjunto Lacalu” and also international stars like Bobby Carcassés, Tony Vega and Ralph Irizarri amongst many others.


Other career landmarks for PablosKy includes the Musical Direction of a show at the Prestigious The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre in Tkaronto, the soundtrack of a documentary produced for NaLeo TV in Hawaii and his collaboration as a composer and arranger for the 2008 Grammy Award nominated recording “Greetings from Havana” by CUBANISMO.