LEAD is an ongoing, paid, performance ensemble working creatively across perceptions of cognitive ability. Now in its third season, LEAD continues to deepen the experience of the original cohort while expanding to include new participants through an introductory group.

Facilitators: Nathan Kay, Anton Lipovetsky, Lucy McNulty, & Marcus Youssef. Producer: Yvonne Yip. Produced by Neworld Theatre. In partnership with posAbilities and Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. With the support of the Vancouver Foundation, TD Bank Group, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts and the Hamber Foundation. Video by Cam Anderson, Cascade Film & Media


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LEAD Ensemble participants, Photo by Cam Anderson

LEAD at The Democratic Set. Photo by Akumdeep Singh

LEAD ‘Stage One’ participants

LEAD enZOOMble participants, April 17, 2020

LEAD Music Video “It’s a Good Question Song” created by Aaron Waddingham, Amanda Testini, Amber Barton, Andrew Gordon, Callan Parker, David Shoring, Elliott Hedley, Evelyn Chew, Jason Konowalchuk, Lucy McNulty, Matthew Tom-Wing, Nathan Kay, Roxanne Wilson, Veda Hille with special guest Marcus Youssef. Video edited by Evelyn Chew, February 2021.