Today was a travel day. I left Saskatoon at 5:30 this morning and am now safe and sound in Ottawa for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. I’m so excited to be here to take a workshop, take in some great shows, and discuss theatre with colleagues from around the world.
A big week!
This week we begin tech for Tightrope – an inter-disciplinary performing arts event I’ve been helping to organize. I’m so excited to share this piece with you all! It combines theatre, film, spoken word, choral poetry, combat, and visual art into one nifty event. I’ve got a brand new play (Want In?) being premiered, I’m performing in Mexico City by the incredibly talented Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, and I’ll be speaking some choral poetry with an exciting group of my peers.
Don’t miss Tightrope! Get your tickets here.
Things on the horizon!
I’ve been too busy working to post to this site, it seems! Well that’s rectified!
I’ve added photos and updated things around the site so my latest work is now represented.
Also, I’m about to start work once again with the Saskatoon Opera as Stage Director for their school tour. I’m also one of the leaders of an inter-disciplinary project called Tightrope which you should all check out at the end of May.
All my best,
I am so proud and humbled to have been nominated for a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Achievement in Directing for my work on Stop Kiss. That play received 3 other SATAward nominations (Outstanding Performance (Female) for Jenna-Lee Hyde, Outstanding Set Design for Jenna Maren, Outstanding Sound Design for Gilles Zolty. My collaborators Jenna Maren, Angela Kemp, and Dakota Hebert (on Stop Kiss, Stop Kiss and Saskatchewan Outdoors respectively) were also nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist. Congrats to all the nominees! The awards ceremony takes place at the end of September!
Compass Points at Magnetic North
Hi folks! I’ve just returned from Halifax where I participated in the Compass Points Program for Emerging Artists at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. I met a lot of great people and saw many wonderful pieces of theatre.
The whole experience has left me inspired to deepen my practice as an artist and to get back to work on Saskatchewan Outdoors: A Touring Play for Families. To see when this show will be in a community near you, click here!
A Wide Open Christmas!
I was commissioned to write the script for Wide Open Theatre‘s Christmas show. It’s onstage now!
Read more about it here.
Featured in A&S Magaizine
The University of Saskatchewan’s drama department was just featured in an article in the Arts and Science magazine (page 15). I was interviewed for the article. It’s worth a read, for sure. Persephone Theatre Artistic Director Del Surjik also has some very interesting words on the role of the drama department (page 19).
Read the article HERE.
Article: Working with Established Artists as an Emerging Artist
I wrote an article for Saskatoon’s Theatre Blog entitled Working with Established Artists as an Emerging Artist. Check it out if you have some time!
Robots Eating Humans
Thanks to all who came out last night to see Trick or Treat presented by Theatre Howl. You have one more night to catch the scares of two locally-written plays produced in Saskatoon homes! It’s been a blast playing Loner with such a fun team. Hope to see you tonight (and at Nino’s on Broadway after the show for a closing celebration!).
SATAward – Outstanding Emerging Artist
I won! I am very honoured to have received this award. The list of nominees was full of friends and collaborators for whom I have an enormous amount of respect.
Congratulations are due to my fellow nominees Jacqueline Block, Jenna Maren, Anthony MacMahon, Adam Naismith, Anna Seibel, and Aaron Shingoose – as well as to all the other nominees and recipients.
The ceremony was full of energy and enthusiasm for Saskatoon theatre. Here’s to keeping that momentum going, and to continuing to support emerging artists like myself as we all journey together telling stories!