Sashoya Shoya Oya is an artist who channels her voice through the medium of oral – storytelling within the realm of folklore traditions. She’s currently a artist – in – residence and the Associate Artistic Director of The Watah Theatre. Sashoya is the Founding Artistic Director of The Walking Griot, a Toronto – based storytellers’ guild, where she recently facilitated the premiere Folklore Theatre Program funded by ArtReach & Toronto Arts Council. Her plays and poetry have been published in Black Solo I, 2 & 3 and From The Root Zine. She was nominated as an Emerging Artist finalists for the 2017 Premier’s Excellence in the Arts Award and recently performed in Barbados at Carifesta XIII as a representative of the Canadian – Caribbean Contingent and a ppeared in the award – winning play LUKUMI by d’bi young anitafrika. She’ll be presenting a workshop of her play Black MOon in June 2018 and coming soon she’ll be launching 30 Days of Storytelling, a project by The Walking Griot.