Olive-or-Oliver (pronounced “OliverOliver”) is an award-winning transgendered performance artist, playwright, video artist, musician, and advocate for the singular pronoun, “they”. They’ve entertained audiences across Toronto and internationally with their hoop, drag queen, and clown burlesque, including at the Toronto International Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto, and recently won “TOP HOMO 2012″ at Portland, Oregon’s Homo’s Got Talent Dance-Off Competition. Olive-or-Oliver made their cinematic debut with their short film, “Morning”, as part of the Queer Video Mentorship Project at the Inside Out Festival.
They are currently laying low, recovering from ill health. Future plans include a musical project, finishing the reworking and expansion of their solo show, “AFFIRMATION” (for which they received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council), and starting a queer land project.
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