Introducing Veronique West
Veronique is a performance creator, dramaturg, educator, and administrator of Polish descent, based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Her work, informed by her lived experience, focuses on the intersections of art, mental health, and social justice. Her projects have included plays, immersive installations, dance-theatre hybrids, a song cycle, and a participatory community event. She has worked with Gallery Gachet, Playwrights Theatre Centre, the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, Theatre Conspiracy, Neworld Theatre, Boca del Lupo, the Arts Club Theatre Company, Gateway Theatre, South Asian Arts Society, and rEvolver festival, among others. She is the recipient of a Playwrights Theatre Centre Associates Residency, a BC Arts Council Early Career Development Residency, and a Canada Council for the Arts Professional Development Grant. In addition to her artistic practice, she has provided mental health peer support through the Looking Glass Foundation and the Vancouver Outsider Art Festival.
Veronique West is the Dramaturg for In Response to Alabama.