I am a theatre artist and performance maker. I’m from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, but I’ve also lived in Montreal, where I did my BA at McGill University, and Ashfield, Massachusetts, where I spent a year and a half immersed in the physical theatre training and creation methodology of Double Edge Theatre, at their Farm Centre. I recently completed an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts. I split my time between Vancouver & Charlottetown, going where my theatre (and non-theatre) work takes me.
I am the co-founder of The Island Fringe Festival, the only entirely site-specific Fringe festival in the world, in PEI. I’m the producer and co-artistic director of The River Clyde Pageant, an outdoor, community-created theatre production in New Glasgow, PEI that first came to life in July 2016, and will happen again in summer 2017.
I create solo and collaborative devised theatre, as well as installations and community-based performance projects. I frequently work site-specifically or use unconventional spaces as performance venues. My theatre works draw upon different methods of creation, including physical theatre and improvisation, installation, participatory art & social practice. Much of my work is rooted in ideas of transforming spaces through creative acts, playing with how we experience and engage with the familiar and unfamiliar spaces we occupy in our daily lives.
I’m drawn to theatre for its transformative capacity for both creators and audiences, and for its potential to create temporary communities and sites for unique social relations. Through the work I create, I try to foster a finer sensitivity to the world within my audiences, my collaborators, and myself. I aim to enrich the connections between people and the places we inhabit, and to find new possibilities for creativity and community in the everyday.