New Harlem Productions is a project based arts organization prioritizing marginalized narratives under the leadership of artistic director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, and governance of a volunteer advisory committee chaired by Kern Albert.

We are concerned with our impact on people, places and things. Projects are undertaken with consideration for sustainability, solidarity, professional development, equitable resource distribution, social implications and front-line experiences.

We try to be good people, making good art.

Email us at: newharlemproductions@gmail.com

Follow us on twitter: @NewHarlemPro

dm st. bernard

wordslinger. emcee. playwright. advocate. agitator.

Works: Sound of the Beast, Cake, A Man A Fish, They Say He Fell, Salome's Clothes, Gas Girls, The House You Build.

Recognition: DM has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award, Siminovitch Prize, Dora Mavor Moore Award, Montreal English Theatre Award, Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award, KM Hunter Award, Mallory Gilbert protege prize, Enbridge PlayRites Award, Herman Voaden Prize.

Squad: Native Earth Performing Arts, Theatre Passe Muraille, lemonTree creations, Hardly Art, Rumble Theatre

kern albert

poet. emcee. actor.

Music: Dope Poet Society, Seeds Sown, The Awakening.

Theatre: Dutchman (lemonTree), Prisonskin (New Harlem)

Lindsay anne black

nebulous associate

Lindsay Anne has had a career as a production designer and theatre craftsperson, manager, technician, and arts educator. She has also at times been a dancer, media librarian, researcher, and (somehow) a mentor. She is currently a social media manager and consultant, apprentice music engraver, and low-key graphic artist. If she could spend her whole day learning new things, she would.

Photo by Ann Baggley

heather bellingham

apprentice producer

Heather has worked in stage management on 70+ shows throughout Canada and internationally, ranging from small-scale Fringe productions, to pieces in festivals such as World Pride and Panamania, to large scale shows at the Stratford Festival and for Mirvish​​. She has even stage managed a private performance for royalty. See credits at heatherbellingham.wordpress.com


Our work, organizationally and artistically, is assessed against a detailed standard of principles including equity, sustainability, support for families. The two compatible value sets below encapsulate our approach to respectful engagement with communities, collaborators and concepts.

seven grandfather teachings



Strength of character





from bell hooks, on love