Vanessa C Spence
Vanessa C Spence is a classically trained theatre performer, playwright, producer, and arts educator. She is a creative entrepreneur with over seven years of experience in the performance arts industry and social sectors with a specialization in marketing & communications. Vanessa is the artistic director of Virtu Arts (virtuarts.ca), an emerging theatre company that develops the work and artistry of African, Caribbean, and Black diasporic artists and creators in regions outside of Toronto.
At the root of her artistry, Vanessa seeks to inspire empathy and action by shedding light on the thought processes of folks in marginalized communities. Currently, Vanessa is developing her latest project, Stretch Marks, through an OAC creative residency with Pat The Dog Theatre Creation with her plays’ first workshop premiering at the IMPACT21 Festival.
Vanessa is feeling blessed and highly flavoured to begin this leg of her artistic journey as Obsidian’s Producer.