Stephen Jackman-Torkoff is a lover, a wandering poet, and a disco dancer. They were born in Toronto and raised in foster care in Richmond Hill. Stephen has acted in several productions across Canada including Angels in America, Botticelli in the Fire / Sunday in Sodom, and The Glass Menagerie. Stephen is the resident poet with the Queer Songbook Orchestra and toured with them in October 2018 to ten cities across Canada. This year they will be working on a multidisciplinary solo piece called Die Phantasie. After spending a lot of time in institutions, Stephen is now immersing themself in creation and collaboration beyond institutional walls.