Panelist: (Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada
Alex Bulmer, Award winning writer, actor, director and educator, was named one of the most influential
disabled artists by UK’s Power Magazine. She has over thirty professional years’ experience across theatre, film, television, radio and education. She is fuelled by a curiosity of the improbable, dedicated to collaborative art practice, and deeply informed by her experience of becoming blind. Alex is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of The Fire and Rescue Team, is former artistic director of Common Boots Theatre, and recently curated CoMotionFestival 2022, an international disability arts festival with Harbourfront Centre.
She is writer of two award winning short films, writer of award winning BBC radio drama, writer of the Dora and Chalmers nominated SMUDGE, and co-writer of the BAFTA-nominated U.K. television series Cast Offs, featuring six lead disabled actors. Alex has worked with numerous companies including Buddies, Nightwood, Theatre Centre, Graeae Theatre,The RSC, Royal Court Theatre, and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. She earned best actor at the Moscow International Disability Film Festival and was Friar
Lawrence in R+J at the Stratford Festival in 2021. Currently, Alex is launching a blind-led digital arts space called Perceptual Archaeology, and is gearing up for her upcoming theatre production Perceptual Archaeology (or How To Travel Blind) at Crows Theatre in June 2023