I am a theatre artist and performance maker of settler descent, residing and working in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island), the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
My theatre practice encompasses directing, producing and performing in solo and collaborative theatre, and leading community-based performance projects.
I have established several outdoor theatre festivals and performance events on PEI, starting in 2011 with the inaugural March of the Crows for Art in the Open, created with Jamie Shannon & Harmony Wagner. I’m the producer and co-artistic director of The River Clyde Pageant, an outdoor, community-created theatre production in New Glasgow, PEI that has happened annually since 2016. I am also the co-founder and former festival co-ordinator of The Island Fringe Festival, now entering its ninth year.
I frequently work site-specifically, outdoors or within unconventional performance venues. My theatre practice draws upon different methods of creation, including physical theatre and improvisation, outdoor pageantry, participatory art & social practice.
I have lived in Montreal, Vancouver, 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 have an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Simon Fraser’s School for the Contemporary Arts.