I invite you all to read this essay I wrote in which I argue for changes in how we think of and speak about theatre directors. I welcome your thoughts!
Lumsden Beach Camp
Last month I had the distinct pleasure of taking a trip to Lumsden Beach Camp and leading a theatre workshop with the youth staying there.
I was invited to stay the night and do some creation in the lovely surroundings of the camp. Below are some photos of the great Saskatchewan beauty with which I was surrounded while doing my work.
Thanks to the folks at the camp for their support and their hospitality!
2015 SATAward Nominations
I am honoured to have been nominated for a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award again this year – and in a new category (for me)! I am humbled to be nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design for my work on Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five). I’m in very good company: my classmate Jared Beattie, my collaborator (including on Two Corpses) Will Brooks, Ami Farrow, Kenilee Kelher, and Guido Tondino (very talented artists all).
Congratulations to all the nominees in every cattegory – many of whom I am pleased to count among my collaborators, mentors, and friends. See you all at the gala on September 28th!
Here are some photos from Two Corpses Go Dancing:
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.
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!
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!).