Red Betty Theatre

Red Betty Theatre’s mission is to present the perspectives and distinct experiences of Canadian women of colour to broader and more diverse audiences, and increase access to these performances to contribute to the richness and diversity of Canadian theatre through bold, relevant and artistic voices. The company's overriding vision is to develop and produce responsive and relevant theatre reflecting the diversity of contemporary Canadian culture.

Born in Malaysia, award-winning interdisciplinary artist Radha Menon grew up in Birmingham, England and began performing in British theatre and television. Her plays have been produced for many theatre festivals in Canada and the U.K. and short films screened at film festivals worldwide. The Washing Machine, finalist of the Woodward/Newman International Playwriting Prize 2012, had sold out crowds at Next Stage Festival 2012. Ganga’s Ganja was finalist of Herman Voaden Playwriting contest 2013. Winner of Toronto Fringe New Play Contest 2015 and Critics Choice Award at Hamilton Fringe Festival 2015. Ms.Menon was nominated as a finalist for Playwright of the Year Award 2015 by The Bridge Initiative- Women in Arizona Theatre and performed a solo show, The Petition (a work-in-progress) at Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2015 in Ottawa. In addition, Menon is an award-winning art director for indie and art house films.

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