Born in Los Angeles, raised in Saskatchewan, and educated in British Columbia, Raf Antonio is a Latinx multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. His play Salvador: A Latin-Canadian Fantasia made Raf the first winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award. Salvador also placed second in the Uprising National Playwriting Competition, received an honourable mention from the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition, and was featured in The Frank Theatre’s annual national reading series Clean Sheets. One of Cahoots Theatre’s 30 x 30 artists in 16/17, Raf will return to their Hot House Creators Unit in 17/18 for a third season in a row. There, Raf will develop The Effeminates: A Queer Tale of Bloody Vengeance under the guidance of Artistic Director Marjorie Chan. Most recently Raf served as a story consultant on Teletoon series Princess Sparkly Butt and the Hot Dog Kid which is currently available on YouTube.