yousef kadoura - host/producer
Yousef Kadoura is a graduate of the Acting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada. He grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, and as a right leg below the knee amputee he spent much of his youth working with children with physical disabilities. When he is not preparing for a role, Yousef uses much of his free time to write and his interests in representation and equity has lent itself to both his writing and the inception of Walking the Space. This is Yousef's first time producing and he is glad to have such a talented team of individuals working with him on this podcast and he hopes you can join him on our journey!
chelsea woolley - head writer
Chelsea Woolley is a graduate of the Playwrighting Program of the National Theatre School of Canada. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Chelsea is also a graduate from the University of Lethbridge. Chelsea is a writer, historian, teacher, and performer. She is the head writer of this podcast series, and hopes Walking the Space, can shorten the space between our understanding of traditional Canadian theatre, and the diverse and exciting stories disabled artists have to offer this community at large.
Crystal Chettiar - Sound ENgineer
Crystal Chettiar is in her final year of study in the Production Program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Her interest in technical theatre and management began in her home province of New Brunswick where she worked as a Program Coordinator at the Fredericton Playhouse and as a Theatre Production Mentor at the University of New Brunswick. Crystal is ecstatic to be a part of the series because of her interest in the arts from an educational and outreach viewpoint. She’s hopeful that this initiative will continue making (air)waves in theatre inclusion.
Justin Shaw - Graphic Designer
Originally from Prince Edward Island, Justin Shaw is a graduate of the Acting Program of the National Theatre School of Canada. While completing his training, Justin has designed the poster art for NTS' productions of Loveplay, King Lear, Much Ado, and most recently, The Laramie Project. To that end, he can often be found in the NTS cafeteria designing and doodling on his laptop, surrounded by several cups of coffee. Justin is keen to work on the podcast because he hopes it will help stimulate more conversations about physical disability in theatre, allowing artists to unite and share ideas.