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EMAIL kaichengthom@gmail.com FOR BOOKINGS

Performance fee – $75 minimum for a 10-15 minute set; $300 minimum for a full-length show (30min-1 hr).  Sliding scale available for community organizations, collectives, and other non-profit ventures.  Travel expenses should also be covered. Fees apply to fundraisers.

Workshops: Lady Sin is available to facilitate workshops on radical political art creation, identity discovery through art and writing, and performance.  She also holds a Master’s degree in social work, and offers workshops on mental health, intimate partner violence, and healing from trauma through the Monster Academy Montreal project (created in collaboration with the Monster Academy collective).  Workshop fees are on a sliding scale from $75-250.  See below for workshop descriptions:

GIVING BIRTH TO YOURSELF: Revolutionary Storytelling Workshop for Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Artists

As racialized, Indigenous, and mixed-race folk, we very often come into the world with a story of what we are not: white, whole, beautiful, enough. This story is the soul of colonization: it drains us of the will to struggle, of the confidence to name ourselves and our ancestors, the vision to see each other and act in solidarity. The colonizer’s story is thus an anti-story, an unstory; it erases and diminishes our bodies and rips away our languages. The colonizer’s story surrounds and suffocates us, blocking out life and light. But the most powerful stories are born in the dark. The potential of stories as both revolutionary and therapeutic will be explored, as will the possibilities and limitations of writing/storytelling in indigenous versus colonial languages. Participants will experiment with the use of story tools, including meditation, visualization, play, story-listening, and group creation. Poets, writers, rappers, spoken word artists, slam poets, storytellers of all kinds and at all stages welcome! 2-3 hours

SPITTIN’ MAD: Spoken Word Poetry and Radical Resistance

An explosive performance art medium with historic roots in communities of colour and resistance, spoken word is the rebel love child of the page and the stage. Spanning such diverse forms as rap, slam, monologue, and choreopoem, spoken word is poetry that sings across barriers, seeks connection between people, and tells truths that are too often ignored. This workshop examines the revolutionary work of poets and writers such as Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, d’bi young anitafrika, and Ntozake Shange, and provides participants with writing and performance exercises designed to increase self-knowledge, confidence, and writing technique. We will explore issues of accessibility, representation, and safety onstage. Active participation is encouraged – attendees are encouraged to bring their writing, experiment, and push their comfort zones, but personal limits will always be respected.

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