Pamela Baer
YPT Scholar-in-Residence

Pamela Baer headshotPamela Baer is a theatre and media artist with a focus on community engaged work. Drawn from a young age to storytelling as a way of connecting people and building community, her work revolves around personal narratives, oral histories, and life stories. Pamela has facilitated applied theatre projects with diverse groups, and wide reaching themes, in England, Ghana, and Canada. Her current work focuses on LGBTQ families, stories, and representations, and explores the role of collective creation and participatory media in social justice education. Pamela has a B.F.A in Theatre and Development from Concordia University, a M.A. in Theatre and Media for Development from the University of Winchester, a M.A. in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto, and is currently a PhD Student in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Pamela is also currently working as the program coordinator at Charles Street Video, an artist-run video production facility in Toronto, as the Research Manager on the LGBTQ Families Speak Out About School Project, and as part-time faculty in the Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University. Recent directing credits include: Queering Family: The Story of Us Part 4 (Toronto Short Film Festival, 2016), Castor & Sylvie (Summerworks Festival, 2015), Creating Our Families: LGBTQ encounters with fertility clinics (LGBTQ Parenting Network, 2015).