April 28, 2022

Creativity in Collective Solitude

The New Embassy


Lebanese Canadian actor, writer and producer Yousef Kadoura curates an engaging event exploring accessibility, disability rights and shared experience.

Yousef Kadoura


Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. 

Curated by Lebanese Canadian actor, writer and producer Yousef Kadoura, this final event in The New Embassy series reflects on the idea of collective solitude: finding community in the shared experiences, challenges and environments in which disabled and Mad artists live and create. 

Join musician and artist Tallan M.D., Montreal-based actor and playwright Silvae Mercedes, visual and performance artist Max Ferguson and playwright Jessica Watkin for this inspiring, multidisciplinary event. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. 

This event will take place virtually. Please return to this page on April 28 at 7pm ET to watch the event. The video will be available to view for 72 hours. 

Curated by Yousef Kadoura 
Produced by Toronto International Festival of Authors 
Co-Presented with CoMotion Festival 
The New Embassy event series is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program. 

Accessibility Information

ASL interpretation, captioning and audio description will be provided for this event.  

Dates & Times

April 28
60 mins

Keywords DigitalLiterature