Coko Galore is a Toronto-based actor, comedian and curator. In 2015, Coko wrote, performed and produced her first solo-show ‘Mixed Chick’ (dir. Leslie Seiler) at The Toronto Fringe Festival. She is one half of the acclaimed improv comedy duo Coko and Daphney. Together, they have performed in many festival and shows including Just For Laugh’s alternative festival OFF-JFL/ZOOFEST and the Harbourfront Centre’s 2018 ‘Brave Festival’ opener sets, which she also curated. In 2016, Coko was Assistant Director to Julie Dumais Osborne’s award-winning acclaimed ‘La Grande Jatte’. Coko curates and produces various shows that focus on highlighting BIPOC & LGTBQ+ performers including The Party Show, Kiss N Tell, and Black and Funny - Toronto. Coko Galore is currently Associate Artistic Director at The Bad Dog Theatre.
As an artist, my personal goal and mandate is to uplift, highlight and make space for under-represented voices. I am still growing and learning but as I move, I want to open the door for others to walk with me. You can do the same by supporting your local artists, performers and their work.
Photo by Katherine Fogler (2018).