STEVE R. E. PEREIRA
Creative Producer, Writer, Director, Community Engagement, Cultural Consultant
As a professional community engagement specialist, I have extensive experience in launching, managing, and coordinating successful projects to drive stakeholder engagement, education and professional development programs, social inclusion and community awareness.
I have a passion for promoting education, awareness for cultural minorities and mental health, as well as to bring life to key community areas. My track record includes expertise in:
• devising dynamic programmes such as seminars and workshops to encourage life long learning and professional development
• developing experiential events to draw participation from the variety of communities,
• coordinating and managing marketing and recruitment events.
Through active engagement with key organisations and groups, I have built a reputation as a reliable engagement specialist with a track record of promoting awareness of professional development programs, integration between different social groups and fostering fundamental growth in communities.
I am a skilled writer, producer and performance director and an accomplished cultural consultant on scripts and manuscripts.
A Capsuled Life
I am a Goan/Indian/Tanzanian/Canadian/Australian queer-identified artist and activist. I develop and implement grassroots community engagement projects and events. I have written, produced and directed plays including My Kind of Night (Fringe Festival, Toronto), It’s a Goan Thing (Theatre Works, Toronto), Karma Kola (Equity Theatre, Toronto), Fear and Misery in the Third Reich (Darebin Theater Project, Melbourne), Mother Courage (Assistant Director, VCA), The Graceful Giraffe Cannot Become a Monkey (The Big West Festival, VCA). I have published in Fuse, Borderline and ATOM magazines, The Toronto Star, The Jaoa-Roque Literary Journal (winner Best Short Fiction 2018), and Bent St.2017 and 2018 and ImageOut Write Anthology 2019. I founded a festival of improvisation and collaboration in the Brimbank World of Music Festival and am the founder and director of the Sunshine Short Film Festival.