Nerupa Somasale AsinguaTorontonian
Nerupa is one of the core members of the Torontonians. Her first collaboration with Mammalian was on the film Show and Tell, part of Parkdale Public School vs. Queen Street West (2008). She starred in the short film How To Be a Brown Teen as a lead character, and has participated in various projects and performances including: The Producers of Parkdale, How to Hook Up, AWKS: Dance Series and Promises to a Divided City. Nerupa is the creator and co-host of Dare Night which has been performed at the Gladstone Hotel, gallerywest and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2014, Nerupa collaborated with Mammalian as the artistic lead and Coordinator for Get Out of My Room, part of the Gladstone Hotel’s Come Up To My Room exhibition. This collaboration led her to a position at the hotel as a Marketing Intern. She continues to collaborate with Mammalian and is currently a Youth Mentor and Project Coordinator for Teen Talks Theatre, a teens-in-residence program at The Theatre Centre. Nerupa is in her second year at Ryerson University studying History.