I am super excited for 2017! For the first time in my career I have a whole year of exciting and diverse projects lined up. My year includes teaching, choreographing, working with cardboard puppets, running around in the badlands, directing 3 shows, premiering two new works and re-mounting an old favourite! Check it out!
January - The Canadian College of Performing Arts
This year at the college I will be doing a variety of exciting things. I will be teaching Musical Theatre Styles twice a week as well as directing/choreographing the title song of Thoroughly Modern Millie and All That Jazz in concert with the Naden Band at The Royal Theatre. I will also be mentoring a young Company C choreographer for their upcoming production of Ruddigore.
February - Elbow Room Café - The Musical
I am happy to announce that I will be choreographing Zee Zee Theatre's Elbow Room Café: The Musical which will be performed at The Cultch from March 1-12, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. It is a candid look inside Vancouver's most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings and hearts of gold. It's going to be fun fun fun!
March - Tombstone: A Cardboard Western
After three years of wonderful workshops and collective development, I will be directing Ramshackle Theatre's Tombstone: A Cardboard Western at The Yukon Arts Centre from March 30 - April 1, 2017. This is a puppet show made entirely out of cardboard with multiple live feed camera's projecting the action onto a massive screen above the actors. This is an aesthetic that Ramshackle has been developing through multiple shows that have toured nationally. I can't wait!!
May - The Canadian Badlands Passion Play
After a one year hiatus, I will be returning to The Canadian Badlands Passion Play as Co-Director. I was Crowd Director during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, but this year Barrett Hileman and I have joined forces as co-directors and will be tackling our new script based on the Gospel of Luke. This show is set in a natural amphitheatre in the heart of the Alberta badlands which seats 3000 and features a cast of 150-200 performers. It is an experience like none other I am excited to be stepping up into a new role this year.
August - Busted Up: A Yukon Story
I am beyond thrilled that my company Open Pit Theatre will be premiering Busted Up: A Yukon Story as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations. This is a verbatim play that we have been developing over the past three years and will be performed as part of The Yukon Art Centre's 2017/18 season. I will be co-directing the show with my company partner Geneviève Doyon and we cannot wait!!
November - A Christmas Carol
This will be the third time I will be choreographing and performing in A Christmas Carol at The Belfry Theatre. This cast feels like family and it will be lovely to bring it life once again. It is always the best possible way to celebrate the holidays.