Velvet Wells, Theatre Professional

(He/Him) An award winning, world-beloved Black, autistic, queer, velvet voiced, multi-faceted creator, facilitator, and community leader living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Outreach and Inclusion Manager, The Nursery Theatre

Velvet is a senior manager within The Nursery. He will lead the strategy for ongoing diversity and inclusion practices within the student body and staff of The Nursery

Director of Operations, Black Improv Alliance

Velvet is a director within the Black Improv Alliance. He will provide strategic leadership in event, talent, and process management

Facilitator

Virtual Workshops

Velvet is a sought-out facilitator, leading workshops through international improvisational theatres (i.e., Black Improv Alliance, The Nursery Theatre, Highwire Improv, Oakville Improv Theatre Company), festivals (i.e., Edinburgh International Improv Festival, Vintage Improv Festival), and organizations (i.e., Guelph Black Heritage Society, Guelph Pride, Art Gallery of Mississauga)

In Person Workshops

Velvet has facilitated as part of the Black and Funny Festival (HUGE Theater, Minneapolis), Theatre on the Edge (Waterloo) and with the original Toronto TheatreSports

In addition to adult education training, Velvet is a graduate from the International Improv Station (Masterclass in Teaching) and Second City Toronto Training Centre (Musical Improvisation Conservatory). Velvet continues life long learning through master classes with Jill Bernard, Stephen Davidson, John Gebretatose, Natasha Boomer, Ken Hall, Mick Napier, Katy Schutte and Chris Mead, and many more

Performer / Producer

Velvet Wells is a member of Black Improv Alliance, The Dandies, and OverDude,  Velvet is the creator and producer of musical and non-musical online improv shows, including: “Crushin It” (ensemble music) and “All Request Radio (WBIA 99.5FM )” (ensemble music), “Y’Up” (duo, BIPOC, YouTube), and “Crooner” (solo music, Facebook). View the dates for Virtual Performances

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