Thea Fitz-James is part academic, part journalist, and part theatre practitioner. She holds a BA in Theatre from McGill, a Bachelor of Journalism from University of King’s College, and a Masters in Theatre & Performance Studies from York University. Thea is a theatre maker and performance artist, having created work with FADO in Toronto, Secret Theatre in Halifax and the School of Making/Thinking in New York.Her most recent work explores contemporary depictions of women and feminism, integrating performance art and theatre to ask difficult questions around cultural norms. She is interested in further developing her work along the themes of trauma, loss, absence and presence. She is currently working on her PhD in Performance Studies at York University, looking at knitting and textiles in activism and performance.