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Velvet Duke Productions

Velvet Wells is The Velvet Duke

Black, autistic, queer, hard of hearing and seeing velvet-voiced multi-faceted creator, living in Ottawa, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin nation. (They/He)

Velvet Duke Productions is a transmedia hybrid company featuring the work of Velvet Wells

Velvet Duke, Entertainer

Velvet is an award winning professional devised theatre artist. Audience engagement and entertainment is their joy. Check out (Re)Tired Magical Black Man, Velvet’s newest production at the Ottawa Fringe Festival (June 2022, in person). On occasion, Velvet performs online digital/virtual performances; check out notable past performances.

Velvet is a founding member of The Dandies and Overdude, and creator of Crooner – a new solo improvised album each time.

“His voice was beautiful and his comedy music was on point”

Megan Phillips (The Anxiety Show)

Velvet Wells, Theatre Professional

Velvet is an agent of empowerment, leading improvisational workshops and jams to give people space to develop their competence, consciousness, self-efficacy, positive connections

Read testimonials from your peers.

“Velvet’s wonderfully joyful infectious energy stays long after the sessions are done”

Athira Vidyadhar (Improv Comedy Bangalore)

Velvet Wells, Equity Consultant

Working to improve the organizational culture of improv institutions and communities around the world, Velvet is available as an equity consultant, panelist, and facilitator, to help you navigate difficult conversations

“Velvet has a vast wealth of knowledge and lived experience when it comes to issues of equity, outreach and diversity”

Chris Mead (The International Improv Station, Maydays, Nursery Theatre)

COVID-19: Velvet is available to connect virtually around the world. Velvet is available in person where vaccine certification and masking is respected.

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