Ann-Bernice Thomas is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating work in poetry, theatre, film, dance, prose, and music.
They were born in London, England, but have lived in Jamaica and Ontario throughout their youth. They now reside in Victoria, BC where they are completing their undergrad in Theatre and Creative Writing.
Since moving to Victoria in 2014, Ann-Bernice has been the city’s Youth Grand Slam Champion (2015), and the Youth Poet Laureate (2016). In the summer of 2017 Ann-Bernice co-created and directed an award winning Fringe Show, Monica vs. the Internet: Tales of a Social Justice Warrior and is planning to take it on tour. Ann-Bernice has also received the VACC Community Excellence Award, and Best Screen Narrative from the Sunscreen Film Festival.
Ann-Bernice is now the co-artistic director of Vino Buono, an emerging, unflinchingly feminist theatre company, and will be directing a new play entitled Boys by playwright Kat Taddei, set to premier in April, 2018.
Currently, they are hosting an intersectional feminist radio show on CFUV entitled Taking Up Space.
Future projects include co-creating LubDub with NicklePumpernickel, Black Licorice: an art & poetry chapbook, and a currently untitled EP made with her boys BnB.
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