“I am the son of two tribes. I am the daughter of one birth. I am the spirit of many nations. I am a child of mother earth.”
B’atz’ (Joe Recinos) was born and raised on Turtle Island with Maya roots from Iximulew (Guatemala). A creator, performer, advocate, and Harold Award recipient for the performing arts of Tkaronto. Their commitment to equitable and diverse practices within the arts has led them to speak at YouthREX and several other panels and publish articles with NOW, Intermission Magazine, and contribute to The Director’s Lab book published by Playwright Canada Press. A trained facilitator, B’atz’ has delivered various workshops on diversity, inclusion, art and self-care with youth, artists, and communities across Ontario. A Humber Performance graduate, their extensive experience in the performing arts led them to found Creative Mafia.
Maya-K'iche, K'aqchikel Nations