VideoCabaret is one of Canada’s most inventive, prolific and celebrated theatre ensembles. The company’s founding playwrights Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne Taylor have created many enduring plays, and with renowned designers and actors have devised spectacularly original styles of performance — black-box epics, multi-media cabarets, musicals, opera, and masquerades. In Toronto 1976, VideoCabaret began to make […]

Darren Copeland is the founding Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art and is a Canadian Sound Artist.  He creates work for radio, performance, and installation with a focus on soundscape composition and multichannel spatialization. In 2011 he premiered a new public art work using the Holosonic Audio Spotlights with Andreas Kahre at the […]

Writer, editor, poet, literary reviewer, horror know-it-all, Lizzie Violet is the dark little girl, with a crooked smile. A lover of all things creepy, including horror silent movies, she is also a well known Zombiephile.  She is currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and the latest book she edited, Best New Werewolf Tales, […]

Norman works in theatre, film, and visual arts.  Plays he has written include “Pu-Erh”, “Oolong”, “Theory”, and “Lichtenstein’s an 8: A New Formula to Quantify Artistic Quality”. “Pu-Erh” premiered in 2010 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto and was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Outstanding New Play. “Pu-Erh” was a finalist for […]

Jonathan Heppner is a Toronto-based director and producer. Recent directing credits include: Headbangers (2010 Rhubarb Festival), Dirty Girls (2009 Toronto Fringe – “Outstanding Direction” NOW Magazine), Instructions to any future socialist government wishing to abolish Christmas (Assistant Dir., Crow’s/Centaur), The Washing Machine (Associate Director, Next Stage Theatre Festival) The Maids (Knockabout Theatre Co.), Cowboy Mouth […]

Ruth Tait (a.k.a. Rutz) has a trained observer’s eye, used over several years. She locates her practice within both a fine art painterly sphere as well as commercial illustration. She works as a graphic designer and web designer. She also has an alter-ego: Rutz — who ventures into the primordial world of comic books, exploring […]

Neema Bickersteth is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she received both a Bachelor and Master of Music. Opera Canada described her as having “amazing control of her vocal palette, producing a warm and sensual colour”. Neema takes pleasure in collaborating with various artists, which has allowed her opportunities including the great […]

Leslie McCue and Lindy Kinoshameg, have been doing workshops and performances for eight years together, even longer on thier own. They’re involved in traditional dance, theatre, design and shadow puppetry. They are both Ojibway and love sharing thier stories and dances in contemporary ways. For Theatre Local: Small Audiences 2012, Tell YOUR Story 2011

Novelist, playwright and storyteller Gail Nyoka won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award: Theatre for Young Audiences with her stage play Mella Mella.  Her novel for eight to thirteen-year olds, Mella and the N’Anga: An African Tale, was a finalist for the Governor General’s and several other awards. She has participated in storytelling events and was […]