biography

Creating content that explores illness, disability, and occasionally farts

 
 
 

Ophira Calof is a disabled writer, performer, and producer based in Toronto, Canada. She co-created, produced and performed in the award winning sketch revue Generally Hospital (Patron’s Pick, David Seguin Memorial Award) and is a founder of All Access Sketch, curating and hosting their comedy showcases along with consulting on accessibility across the comedy community and beyond. Ophira graduated from Second City’s Writing and Sketch Conservatory programs, was featured in the Second City 2018 Toronto Diversity Fellowship Showcase, and is the 2018 recipient of the Tim Sims Encouragement Award. Ophira also has an extensive background as a vocalist, training through the University of British Columbia’s opera performance program, and she has released a single, titled: Still Standing. Additionally, Ophira has spoken in a variety of settings as a health educator and patient ambassador, including on behalf of the ILC Ehlers Danlos Foundation and through the University of Toronto’s IPE events.

In her spare time, Ophira can be found pressing the ‘keep playing’ button on Netflix.

 
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