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BGMN (Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario) From Our Point Of View

From Our Point Of View, a series cementing the voices of significant Black Queer Male Identifying artists, activists and community members, in collaboration with BGMN (Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario)!

Hosted by Resident Choreographer of Canada’s Drag Race Hollywood Jade (Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor, Jully Black) and Executive Producer and Director Robert Ball, the show brings inspirational chronicles to life!

Check out the second episodes on Stratford Festival’s streaming site HERE! 

Episode 2 features the incredible Thom Allison. Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, the theatre fanatic has just been announced as the director of RENT at the Stratford Festival next year- 26 years after being in the production! He also just directed “NoOne Is Alone” and has been seen in Romeo and Juliet; The Threepenny Opera and Macbeth to name a few! 

Introducing From Our Point Of View, a series cementing the voices, experiences, stories and journeys of some significant Black Queer Male Identifying artists, activists and community members. In collaboration with BGMN (Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario) and noteworthy choreographer and artistic director, Hollywood Jade (Resident Choreographer Canada’s Drag Race), the show comes to life in a profound blend of emotional, interesting and at times humorous anecdotes. 

Bringing his visionary excellence to life, Executive Producer and Director Robert Ball continues to thrive in his attempt to showcase true authenticity and creative eminence. Showcased and now streaming across “STRATFEST@HOME” (Stratford Festival’s streaming platform), From Our Point of View blesses viewers with discussions of life, sex, health, art, aspirations and pretty much everything in between! Spilling with insightful glimpses into the lives of a wide line-up of guests, Ball shares, “I continue to step into the authenticity of myself as a human being.”
In a host of episodes, host Hollywood Jade takes us into a correlation of conversation, with recent guests Thom Allison, a renowned name in the theatre space, and Marcus Nance, a multi-disciplinary who straddles the worlds of theatre, film and opera. Bringing to life the true artistry and passion they enthral, Jade and company take to the familiar comfort of the “FOPOV” studio. Nance shares, “I fought for who I was all my life. People think that if I’m black, gay, and over 50 theres nothing out there for me.” However, From Our Point Of View consolidates that with the sharing of professional paths, inspirational anecdotes and truly admirable tales, this series is simply and profoundly ‘Our’ conversations – stories we’ve never told, sharing our journey and a narrative “From Our Point Of View”…

Collaborators:

https://bgmn.ca

https://www.hollywoodjade.com

https://www.robertballmusic.com

Check out their social media networks! 

@BGMNOntario 

@FOPOVTalk

@Stratfest 

@RobertBallMusic

@HollywoodJade