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RBC Emerging Artists Project

2013 RBC BASH! Director Development Program

RBC BASH! Director Development Program

RBC BASH! Director Development is a program for professional directors that explores strategies and approaches to contemporary performance practice, production, and administration in a national and international context. The program provides directors the opportunity to explore their work and vision with the support of dynamic perspectives. RBC BASH! is designed for directors who have experience staging, creating, and producing performance-based work who would like to push their practice to the next level, specifically on a larger scale.
RBC BASH! artists spend an intensive six months with Canadian Stage, meeting on a regular basis in think-tank sessions on contemporary performance and current projects, and are often joined by guest artists and Canadian Stage’s artistic, production, and administrative teams, as well as artists and leaders from the broader community. This intensive period is followed by a continued residency with the company for another six months. Participants are offered space and resources towards the development of a creative project.
Canadian Stage is thrilled to announce the artists in our 2013.14 RBC BASH! Director Development Program: Gil Garratt and Adam Seelig!

Gil Garratt is a director, playwright, dramaturge, award-winning actor, theatre administrator and educator who has worked across Canada and internationally. Gil spent ten years as the Associate Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival. Gil’s career has seen him collaborate with DNA theatre, The Cabaret Company, The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Grand Theatre. Gil recently completed his Master’s degree at the University of Guelph with an emphasis in Site-Specific and Environmental Theatre and is currently working on a PhD in performance studies through the University of Toronto. As an actor at Canadian Stage, he recently played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the 2012 Shakespeare in High Park and Arlequino in The Game of Love and Chance, also 2012.

Adam Seelig is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder of One Little Goat Theatre Company in Toronto (www.OneLittleGoat.org), with which he has premiered works by Yehuda Amichai, Thomas Bernhard, Jon Fosse, Claude Gauvreau, Luigi  Pirandello and himself. Seelig is the author of Every Day in the Morning (slow) (New Star Books, shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award), and his plays include All Is Almost Still (New York 2004), Antigone:Insurgency (Toronto 2007), Talking Masks (Toronto 2009, published by BookThug) and Like the First Time (2011, published by BookThug). Seelig’s writings have appeared in various journals, including World Literature Today, Open Letter and Poetry. He is the recipient of a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for drama, and of a Stanford University Golden Award for his study of Samuel Beckett’s original manuscripts (published in Modern Drama). Born and raised in Vancouver, Seelig has also lived in northern California, New York, England and Israel.
Past  RBC BASH! artists include:

nisha ahuja, d’bi.young anitafrika, Gideon Arthurs, Liza Balkan, Laura Bolton, David Brock, Lauren Brotman, Claire Calnan, Anna Chatterton, Lisa Codrington, Ashlie Corcoran, David S. Craig, Melissa D’Agostino, Spy Dénommé-Welch, Alan Dilworth, Chris Dupuis, André du Toit, Waawaate Fobister, Karen Gilodo, Jack Grinhaus, Brendan Healy, Reza Jacobs, Ravi Jain, Marcia Johnson, Njo Kong Kie, Moynan King, Scott Lale, Adam Lazarus, Mitchell Marcus, Alistair Newton, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Adam Paolozza, John Jack Paterson, Anusree Roy, Katherine Sanders, Erin Shields, Rebecca Singh, Kwame Stephens, Kelly Straughan, Jordan Tannahill, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Lindsay C. Walker, Gein Wong, Norman Lup-Man Yeung, and Jacob Zimmer.

Applications for the 2014.15 program will be made available here in December 2014. For more information please contact Joanne Williams at jwilliams@canadianstage.com

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