Holding Space

for disabled and chronically ill opera artists in Canada

A purple line drawing depicts stylized speech bubbles against a light blue background, with logos for Loose Tea Music Theatre and Opera Mariposa at the top. Purple text reads, Holding Space for Disabled and Chronically Ill Opera Artists in Canada. Next session Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET. On Zoom with captions; ASL-English interpretation on request by January 17. ASL sponsored by Tapestry Opera. Learn more and register for free at LooseTeaMusicTheatre.com or OperaMariposa.com.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 on Zoom

at 1 pm PT / 2 pm MT / 3 pm CT / 4 pm ET / 5 pm AT

Loose Tea Music Theatre and Opera Mariposa are teaming up to present the third of four sessions in our #HoldingSpace series for disabled and chronically ill artists in the Canadian opera industry. Join us in a safe, supportive online space to network, foster dialogue, build community and work on #MakingOperaAccessible!

Who is invited?

Canadian opera artists, arts workers, creators and students (at home and abroad) who identify as disabled/living with a disability or chronic illness. This includes artists with invisible disabilities or health conditions, including mental illness; neurodivergent artists; artists with undiagnosed disabilities; and artists who aren’t sure whether they’re “disabled enough” to participate.

Who should step back?

Non-disabled allies and professional company representatives. While we appreciate your allyship, our goal for these events is to create a space where underrepresented artists feel they can speak openly about their experiences.


This 90-minute event takes place on Zoom with automatic captions; links will be sent out by email before the event. ASL interpretation is available on request, sponsored by Tapestry Opera; please email requests to admin@looseteamusictheatre.com by Monday, January 17th. Attendees are encouraged to feel comfortable turning their cameras on or off as they prefer, and to take breaks as needed. Registration for this event is FREE.

#HoldingSpace #MakingOperaAccessible

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