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 (Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, Patron’s Pick, David Seguin Memorial Award) and curated and hosted the 2019 Reelabilities Film Festival Comedy Programming, 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. Her solo cabaret show, Literally Titanium, was developed through the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creator’s Unit and premiered at their 2019 Queer Pride Festival Showcase. 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, through the University of Toronto’s IPE events, and as the 2019 Keynote speaker for the Jacalyn Duffin Health and Humanities Conference at Queens University.
In her spare time, Ophira can be found pressing the ‘keep playing’ button on Netflix.