Kit Boulter is a two-time Dora nominated actor and the Artistic Coordinator of Toronto Harbour’s adventure cruise Pirate Life. As a non-binary trans activist, they use their craft to help generate more visibility and representation in artistic mediums through song writing, gender performance and poetry. Kit is an excellent facilitator of discovering self-expression, and the unique ways an individual’s performance can transcend into art.
When did you first think of yourself as an artist?
I think all children think of themselves as artists; I remember writing stories and performing plays for my mother’s daycare with my sibling as a child—but I think I began to take myself a little more seriously in high school. That was where I really started to find a lot of passion and solace in the arts. It was then that the seed was planted that I really ought to make my living doing this
Who helped you develop your voice as an artist?
My family has always been my biggest supporters as a performer; they taught me the first thing I knew about connecting with others, finding joy in the make-believe. I was really influenced by a wide range of artists too, thanks to them; my dream is to be like a cross between Tim Curry and KD Lang.
What’s something that’s inspired you recently?
Secret Sessions’ Princess Bride Movie Experience. The Brute Squad is the best!
What’s your favourite restaurant in the city to visit?
I will NEVER not be ready to eat from Vicky’s Fish and Chips. Best Thai food in the city. (It might sound like a trick, but trust me)
What do you want to see more of on Toronto stages?