EXCLUSIVE: Bilal Baig, co-creator and star of Peabody Award-winning collection Type Of, has signed with Nameless Content material for illustration.
Baig is a queer, trans-feminine, Muslim playwright, performer and workshop facilitator. Most not too long ago, Baig co-created, govt produces and stars in Type Of, from CBC, Sphere Media and HBO Max, which was not too long ago renewed for a 3rd season. Baig stars as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial attempting to stability their roles as a toddler of Pakistani immigrant dad and mom, a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and café, and a caregiver to the younger youngsters of knowledgeable couple.
On the theater facet, Baig’s first play, Acha Bacha, was revealed by Playwrights Canada Press in 2020 and nominated for the Dayne Ogilvie prize by the Author’s Belief of Canada in 2022. Moreover, Baig works at non-profits comparable to Story Planet and Paprika Pageant, the place they develop and facilitate workshops for youth in underserved neighborhoods in Toronto centered on artistic writing and literacy (Story Planet), and playwriting for rising writers (Paprika Pageant).
Baig’s further awards and accolades embody Time Journal’s “Subsequent Technology Leaders” class of 2022; the “Most Inventive Individuals in Enterprise 2022” by Quick Firm; Maclean’s most influential people in Canada of their 2021 “The Energy Checklist”; Refinery29’s “29 Sport-Changers Who Made The World Higher In 2021”; NBC Information’ 2022 version of their “Satisfaction 30: The New Technology”; and Bay Avenue Bull 30X30 Class of 2022. Baig was additionally the recipient of a 2022 Braveness Award from the NYC Anti Violence Venture and acquired a Gotham Award nomination for Excellent Efficiency in a New TV Sequence.