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Tania Cañas


Tania is the Arts Director at RISE Refugee and a lecturer at the VCA in Art and Community Practice. She currently sits on the editorial board at the International Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Academic Journal/ PTO Inc, and was recently appointed International Guest Curator at the International Community Arts Festival in the Netherlands.

Tania has had her creative work published through Currency Press Australia, Arts Hub, and e-flux as well as academic journals. She has presented at conferences, as well as facilitated community theatre workshops at universities, within prisons and youth groups – in Australia, Northern Ireland, the Solomon Islands, the United States and South Africa.

She is currently writer in residence at the Malthouse Theatre.

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