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Creative – Theatre, Performance and Film

Theatre Work

My new one-person show Things Are Fine Actually premiers at the San Diego Fringe Festival May 18 to May 26. Tickets and showtimes are here.

I have previously written and produced two plays, “Yeats’s Ghosts” and “Let Me Freeze Your Head”. “Yeats’s Ghosts” premiered at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. “Let Me Freeze Your Head” was performed at festivals in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Prague and Paris. It was short-listed for the Harry S. Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play, given by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights. More information about the show is here. You can read a write-up here (CBC)

In February 2019 I directed a production of Paula Vogel’s play “How I Learned to Drive”, which was performed at PTE’s Colin Jackson Theatre in Winnipeg. There is a write-up here (Winnipeg Free Press).

In September 2018 Alanna Thain and I put on The St. Boniface Bicycle Drive In Movie Theatre as part of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg’s juried Illuminate the Night programme. There is a write-up here (Winnipeg Free Press).

You can see some photos from these productions below.

Theatre Photos

Film Work

I have co-directed two films, “Overburden” and “Land of Oil and Water,” both with Warren Cariou. They document the impact of oil sand development on the indigenous communities of northern Alberta, through the words of the members of those communities. The films have screened at numerous festivals, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury and the Winnipeg Film Group’s Gimme Some Truth Festival.

“Overburden” won the award for best short film at the 2010 Columbia Native American Indian Film and Video Festival of the Southeast, at the University of South Carolina. It aired on APTN in January 2012.

“Land of Oil and Water” was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton International Film Festival. The Hot Docs Festival in Toronto selected it for inclusion in their 2010 “Docs for Schools” programme, which screened selections from their festival to over 50,000 students in over 250 Ontario schools.

You can purchase both of these films on DVD here (Winnipeg Film Group).

You can see some photos from the films below.

Film Photos