Jessica Watkin is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.
She has been consulting on a project-basis in Toronto and Canada (in person and online) since 2016 with companies such as Next Stage Theatre Festival, Lemontree productions, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Live Describe, New College Library, Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Bodies in Translation and more!
As a multidisciplinary blind artist, Jessica started as a playwright and has since developed performance movement pieces, ensemble-created performances for the Fringe (Toronto), created a rug for an exhibit called Productive Discomfort where her piece was called “This Was Not Made For Your Visual Pleasure #PleaseTouchMe” and is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Feminist Space Camp (Magazine).
Jessica cares about building a better performance community in Canada. Her research focuses on Disabled Artists and their Creation Processes in Canada, as well as systems of support and training institutions and the effects on Disabled people.
She loves reading, yoga, sunflowers, Joni Mitchell, and travel.