SummerWorks Performance Series: Ryan Hinds and Tita Collective

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Aug 14 2024 - Aug 14 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


TD Stage

Ryan Hinds

Dubbed as “a Toronto theatre icon” by CBC and “one of Toronto’s most beloved cabaret performers” by My Entertainment World, Ryan Hinds has performed across Canada and the US, including Just for Laughs in Montreal, LA Pride, the Stratford Festival, Chapel Arts in Vancouver, Orlando Fringe, and the famed Don’t Tell Mama’s in New York City. A critically-acclaimed interpreter of the music of Kander & Ebb, a showstopper with a contemporary feel for classic tunes, and a lover of dazzle, Toronto audiences have seen Ryan onstage at Dream in High Park, World Pride 2014, hosting the Dora Awards, and as the Cabaret Artist-in-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times.

Tita Collective

Tita Collective is an all-Filipina collective composed of award-winning playwrights, comedians, musicians, dancers, theatre makers and actors. They explore different mediums to share stories about the Filipin* diasporic experience. Through theatre, comedy, music, and movement, the Tita Collective aspires to tell stories that thoughtfully honour and celebrate our roots and history, explore our identities as Filipinas, represent the narratives of the Philippine diaspora in an inclusive and respectful way, and nurture and unites the community through joy and laughter.

They have won several awards, including the 2023 Second City Outstanding Comedy Award, 2022 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards – Best Ensemble Performance (Professional), 2022 & 2023 Just For Laughs Award at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, 2019 Steamwhistle Producers’ Pick at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Best Newcomer at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival, the Second City Outstanding New Comedy Award and Patrons’ Pick at the 2019 & 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival. They were featured in the “19 Asian Millennial Women You Should Know” listing by Cold Tea Collective, and in Spotify Canada’s “Need Women” campaign for Women’s History Month.

They have performed with notable artists, including Sam Milby (ABS-CBN/The Filipino Channel), Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change (Just for Laugh Toronto).

Individually, Tita Collective are: Ann Paula Bautista (Grow), Belinda Corpuz (Ursa: A Folk Musical), Ellie Posadas (Scarborough), Alia Rasul (Moro Girl), and Maricris Rivera (Short Dances).



This program is in partnership with SummerWorks.

For the full Union Summer lineup click here.