LilyRose Productions – A Better Place – When life throws Stella a major curveball, she must reexamine with fresh eyes. With laughter and tears, Stella navigates this new reality with her best friend Dee, her daughter Kate and her son-in-law Zach in tow. A Better Place asks tough questions: What does it mean to live? When do you have to let go? Is there a better place to be? November 2016, Factory Studio Theatre
Moose and Moa – Better Than This – The Stooges, addiction, revelation, and the Stiff Little Fingers will kick you in the teeth this December. Moose + Moa Theatre Company’s Better Than This premieres December 14 – 18 at the Passe Muraille Backspace. Punk rock sets the tone as four lives are intertwined through their relationships to addiction, abuse, longing and acceptance. Based on true stories collected by director ISAAC ROBINSON while growing up in New Zealand, BETTER THAN THIS is a collective creation with an unyielding gaze at the inexorable link drugs and music in these characters’ lives. December 2016, Passe Muraillen Backspace
Blanket Fort – A pyjama party where everyone is invited, BLANKET FORT is a 6-day interactive installation that empowers participants to create, change, and take ownership of the space around them. January 24 to 28 build your own little corner of the fort – hang blankets, rebuild the structure or collaborate with other people to make the BLANKET FORT the best it can be. Young or old, engineer or artist: anyone can join in! Come back to the Theatre Centre in the evenings of BLANKET FORT for a special series of events. Curated by Art is Hard, these evening shows bring the community even closer to BLANKET FORT: an event created and shaped by its participants. January, 2017 The Theatre Centre
JACINTO – a contemporary flamenco performance that evokes a man, his daughter, and the scars they both carry. A woman grieves the loss of her father, and through letters, photographs and talismans, tries to uncover the mysteries of who he was. In search of understanding and catharsis, J A C I N T O examines the dark angels within us: the black crow inside one’s heart, the fear and pain that is passed on, from generation to generation. It can lie dormant within us, but it also wants to free us; it dances out the fear. March 2017 The Theatre Centre
Factory Media Centre a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms. In addition to our mission, we also provide access to facilities, equipment, peer resources and educational initiatives to the community of time-based visual artists, as well as to the community at large.
LandMarks2017/Repères2017 – a series of new multidisciplinary art projects, inspired by nature and taking place in communities located in or close to Canada’s national parks. A nationally acclaimed curatorial team will lead and inspire established, professional artists and art students in the creation of new works. Projects may include site-specific installations and sculptures, pop-up art exhibitions and performances. Online, at LandMarks2017.ca, Canadians will be invited to learn, play and participate in a national dialogue about our shared future. Canada at 150 is an opportunity to examine our collective histories and have a dialogue about our shared future. LandMarks2017 will ignite this dialogue through art. June, 2017 across Canada
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF)
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) was established in 1999. It has two aims: to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one-off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events; and to increase the earned revenue capability of the applicant organization. Since 1999, the Government of Ontario has invested $32 million in the Fund and the success of the over 450 initiatives in which OCAF has invested has led to a healthy replenishment of the Fund for future projects. Attendance to OCAF funded events has reached 35 million to date. Ongoing.
The Cadillac Lounge
Few Toronto bars are more iconic than “The Caddy”, famed as Parkdale’s rockabilly central with live music, lively service and a huge”heated patio; the ’50s-themed interior sports a nostalgia-inducing look defined by rock-star swag and leopard-print banquettes, and you can’t miss the Cadillac mounted on the front facade. Ongoing.
TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS 2017
Instructor at Humber College, Arts and Cultural Management program, renewed post-grad course in social media.
Instructor at Ryerson School of Performance , special topics social media