It’s been quite a season thus far-lots of traveling, performing, teaching and developing new work. In the past six months I’ve gone to Miami twice, Pennsylvania three times, New York City (performance @ Lincoln Center), Dallas, a 5 week stint in Los Angeles, England and Turkmenistan. Next up, I’ll be making my debut in Canada as a featured guest artist in the Festival of Ideas and Creation. The festival is produced by one of North America’s leading theatres, Canadian Stage. For details read on, and thank you for your support!
About Canadian Stage: Founded in 1987 with the merger of Centre Stage and Toronto Free Theatre, Canadian Stage is one of Canada’s leading not-for- profit contemporary theatre companies. Led by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn, Canadian Stage produces and showcases innovative theatre work from Canada and around the world, allowing its audience to encounter daring work guided by a strong directorial vision and a 21st-century aesthetic. The company prides itself on presenting trans-disciplinary work and work in translation that pushes the boundaries of form and style. The company reinforces the presence of Canadian art and artists within an international context through work that mirrors the cultural diversity of Toronto. Canadian Stage has a long-standing commitment to education and enhancement programs for the public and investing in the art form by nurturing and developing theatre professionals while producing thought-provoking theatre and quality entertainment in Toronto, one of North America’s largest theatre centres. For more information, refer to canadianstage.com.
About Festival: The Festival of Ideas & Creation is an annual artistic festival for artists, youth and the general public. The Festival offers opportunities for local and national professional artists and youth to develop and present new work and evolve their artistic practice. It integrates Canadian Stage’s year-round artistic development initiatives and is programmed in collaboration with a wide array of artists and arts organizations. The Festival is also an opportunity for audiences to look behind the scenes and explore and participate in the development of new work.
Will Power in Festival: Hailed as “The best verse playwright in America,” (New York Magazine), whose work “…combines the complexity of serious drama with the visual and sonic arsenal of MTV,” (The New York Times), Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer. As one of the theatre world’s shining stars, his recent plays include Fetch Clay, Make Man (McCarter Theatre, Directed by Des McAnuff), Five Fingers of Funk (Children’s Theatre Company, Directed by Derrick Sanders), and the nationally and internationally acclaimed solo show FLOW. This 4-day practical intensive will look at the creator/performer’s approach to cross-disciplinary projects incorporating the urban arts, opening up new possibilities exploring physicality, language and source materials for artists who create and perform new works.