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Ophira Calof

Canada - Ontario


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Ophira Calof is a multi-award-winning Disabled writer, performer, and producer. Her work weaves together music, comedy, and storytelling, centring disability and chronic illness experience, working to crip the script at all levels of production. They co-created the sketch comedy revue Generally Hospital (Canadian Comedy Award Nominee), and her musical solo show, Literally Titanium, was developed through the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creator’s Unit before premiering at the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival. Ophira also works as a curator, workshop facilitator, consultant, and keynote with projects including COVID-19 through a Disability Lens: Storytelling and Filmmaking Project and Laugh With RAFF: A night of disability comedy. Ophira graduated from Second City’s Writing, Sketch Conservatory and Diversity Fellowship programs and is the 2018 recipient of the Tim Sims Encouragement Award. Additionally, she is a musician and vocalist with training and experience in opera performance, songwriting, and more.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Curatorial Arts
  • Photography / Film
  • Literary Arts
  • Music
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Comedy


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Art instructor


  • Relaxed Performance
  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Fat
  • Queer
  • Feminist