Dainty Smith

2022 Program Artist

Dainty Smith (lives and works in Toronto, Canada) is an actor, burlesque performer, playwright, producer and curator. She believes that genuine human connections can be made through the art of storytelling, and her performances often tell deeply vulnerable stories regarding race, religion, sexuality and challenging social boundaries. She wrote and self-produced Daughters of Lilith, which was part of B Current Theatre’s Playwright Incubation 2021 season and her second play, Blood and Memory, is currently being workshopped and supported by Obsidian Theatre. Her diverse array of stage performances includes Mayworks Festival, Rock. Paper. Sistahz for B Current Theatre, Caminos Festival for Aluna Theatre, The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and the Luminato Arts Festival. She is the founder of Les Femme Fatales: Women of Colour burlesque troupe, the first burlesque troupe for women and femmes of colour in Canada.


Performance: MBL Freedom

Join 2022 Biennial artist Syrus Marcus Ware and actors Dainty Smith and Ravyn Wngz for a staged reading of the complete performance of MBL: Freedom (2022), an interactive film experience reflecting on climate change, white supremacy, abolition, and disability justice, currently on view at the Small Arms Inspection Building. MBL: Freedom presents the newest chapter […]