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Rabiya & Shreya

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Rabiya Mansoor

Rabiya Mansoor (she/they) is a Pakistani-Calgarian comedian, writer, actor, producer, and recovering lawyer. She’s co-CEO of Window Dreams Productions Inc. and runs indie theatre company, Poetic License Creations. They have helped develop shows at CBC Gem, Crave, 9 Story, Big Bad Boo, and more. They are a writer for WildBrain's STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BERRY IN THE BIG CITY and Shaftsbury Kids' POV:ME. Her current projects include: digital series GET UP, AISHA (with the support of the IPF, OntarioCreates, and the Telus Fund); ½ hour mockumentary LAYLA IS RELEVANT (JFL ComedyPro Stand Up & Pitch Finalist; Bell Fund Slate Development program); and ½ hour comedy QUEER GUIDE TO MATCHMAKING (Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Fellow; Reelworld E20; Bell Fund Slate Development program). She produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning sketch show, DON VALLEY GIRLS (Toronto Fringe Patron’s Pick; David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts; Why Not Theatre’s RISER Toronto; Buddies in Bad Times Queer Pride Festival). They’re an alum of Second City’s Bob Curry Fellowship for emerging, diverse comedic voices and has performed at the Toronto, Chicago, and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festivals, including as her drag king persona, Amin Yourhouse. They have participated in playwright units at Expect Theatre, Driftwood Theatre, and Tarragon Theatre and her play, A JAM KIND OF DAY, was digitally staged in Driftwood Theatre’s Digital Short Play Festival. Her TYA improv show, EDUCATION KNOW-IT-ALL, was commissioned for Theatre Direct’s Forward March Festival and they are a graduate of the BIPOC TV & Film Kids TV Intensive, where she returned as a Teaching Assistant for the 2022 program. If you got this far, her bank password is Yugioh!.

Shreya Patel

Shreya Patel is a model turned comedian, actress, filmmaker, writer, and a mental health advocate. She's the graduate of the Second CIty Conservatory and can be seen perform improv and sketch comedy around the City of Toronto. Shreya has appeared in lead roles in numerous films, theatre productions, and most recently in Netflix's Grand Army, and FX's Mrs. America. Her first film role in Vivid helped garner the film multiple award nominations. Her directorial debut, the documentary “Girl Up”, about domestic violence and human trafficking, has been picked up by the Toronto International Film Festival to partner and showcase the film at the Civic Action Summit. During this pandemic, she has gathered 66 countries on 6 continents and made a documentary called Unity showcasing the plight of the human spirit. Following the release of Unity, Shreya remotely directed a music video called Freedom Dance by Faynyx with got over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Rolling Stone India reported about it. She is a honoree of Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada, RBC's Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, and Women’s Achiever Award.

Project Description

Layla is Relevant

Layla is Relevant is a mockumentary series about a former child star, current nobody Layla Khan who moves back in with her stubborn single mom and her snarky gamer cousin in an attempt to reboot her career through her self-released reality series.