i was born in a town called carman and i like to tell stories. and so i do. through acting, writing, music and so on. i'm a tender black woman with a mountain of feelings in search of a safe place to put them. i suppose the internet isn't so safe, but it is certainly vast and so when i'm not throwing my thoughts to the sky, i turn this way, conjuring and collecting evidence of my existence to present my case, which is to state, that i am here. so here i am.
welcome to the show.
bahia watson is a storyteller and artist.
actor. theatre credits include: The Virgin Trial; Bakkhai, The Last Wife, The Diary of Anne Frank, She Stoops to Conquer (Stratford Festival), The Seagull (Crow’s Theatre/Company Theatre), Someone Else (Crow’s Theatre/Canadian Stage), The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre), DISS (Mixed Company), A Raisin in the Sun (Soulpepper Theatre Company), pomme is french for apple (co-writer, producer, performer).
Film/TV credits include: The Handmaid's Tale (MGM/Hulu); Saving Hope (CTV), Remedy (CTV), Flush (BravoFACT), The Truth About Rainbows (BravoFACT), Everybody’s Doing It (MTV).
storyteller/playwright. playwright-in-residence (anitAFRIKA! dub theatre), write-from-the-hip playwright development program (Nightwood Theatre), international storytelling intensive (YEMOYA). grants/awards. Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Performance Ensemble for The Penelopiad, RBC Emerging Artist Award, presented by Obsidian Theatre, various creation grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. more. independently bahia produces her own music under the name bahia bahia and writes poetry and short stories.