b current is led by Artistic Director, Jajube Mandiela and Artistic Producer, Alison Wong; supported by Programming Coordinator, Mamito Kukwikila & a vibrant Board of Directors.
In our 25th Anniversary season, our company is completed by core griots of the bcHub – b current’s training program for emerging theatre makers of colour.
The legacy of b current abides as Canada’s premiere venture-point for new and unconventional talent. Over her 22 years as Founding Artistic Director, ahdri zhina mandiela led the company to several Dora Mavor Moore nominations and awards, mentored countless artists, and was a driving force behind acclaimed theatre productions in the city. Her selected awards include NOW Magazine’s Artist of the Year, George Luscombe Award for Mentorship, the Martyn-Lynch Prize for Mid-Career Artist, the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the Dora Silver Ticket Lifetime Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Canadian Theatre.
Jajube Mandiela, Artistic Director
Alison Wong, Artistic Producer
Mamito Kukwikila, Programming Coordinator
ahdri zhina mandiela, Artistic Director Emeritus
Board of Directors:
Karim Morgan, Board Chair
Zach Smadu, Board Vice Chair
Aaron Furfaro, Secretary-Treasurer
Charlene Challenger, Board of Directors member
Charles O’Brien, Board of Directors member
Eliza Albano, Board of Directors member
Lana Novikova, Board of Directors member
Wilson Ho, Board of Directors member