Announcing Our Climate & Main Artists

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We are so excited to announce our playwrights & artists for Climate & Main, a showcase of short new works about our tiny planet. You’ll be able to check out these new works from Waawaate Fobister, Victoria Hill & Tanner Manson, and Jack Maier from June 22-24, 2022! Stay tuned for more information!

Climate & Main is supported by Royal MTC and The Bridge: Our Only Earth, 2022.

Waawaate Fobister – is an actor, dancer, playwright, choreographer, instructor, and a producer, currently residing in Shoal Lake. A proud Anishnaabe from Grassy Narrows First Nation. A recipient of two Dora awards for outstanding actor and play for Agokwe, Humber College outstanding actor, Mark S. Bonham Centre award from University of Toronto for their advocacy and public knowledge in sexual diversity. Waawaate also has many nominations, including Ontario Premiers’ Award, K.M Hunter Award and Sterling Award – Edmonton. 

Waawaate trained and studied Theatre Arts – Performance at Humber College, Indigenous Dance at Banff Centre for the Arts, Summer School Intensives at Toronto Dance Theatre, Intensives at Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Kahawi Dance Theatre. Waawaate has performed in many major theatre companies across Canada and their work and research has taken them to many places as an artist, including Japan, UK, US, and many coasts across Turtle Island. 

Currently, Waawaate is working at the Grand Council Treaty #3 as the LGBTQ2S+ Council Coordinator in Kenora, On.  

Victoria Emilie Hill is a creator, mover, and actor based in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory.  She is passionate about work that focuses on movement and the body as a place we hold and tell stories.  Victoria holds a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg in Theatre (Acting) with a double major in Politics.  She has trained in Viewpoints, Grotowski, Suzuki, and Contact Improvisation and has worked as a performer, dancer, and facilitator for various companies in Winnipeg.  Victoria has a love for adventure, her last exploration taking her to a small off-grid island on the West Coast to study Contact Improvisation and live in her tent for a couple of months.  The tent got moldy, the curiosity grew large.  

Tanner Manson (he/him) is a queer artist specializing in devised performance creation, poetry and physical theatre. He grew up in rural Manitoba and currently resides in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. He does a little bit of everything and loves everything a lot; from performing, to collective creation, to producing, to constructing sets, to constructing scripts. Tanner is co-founder of the award-winning Walk&Talk Theatre Company where he, along with his best pals and collaborators, create new music-theatre. He was recently an artist-in-residence with Theatre Projects Manitoba with Chautauqua: The Interlake Trail, and works as Administrative & Outreach Associate with TPM as well. Some projects he’s been a part of include: The Headliners, The Ballad of Johnny Boy, The Last Garden, KING (Walk&Talk – Co-Creator, Performer), Blink (W&T, One Trunk Theatre – Co-Artistic Producer, Performer), Knock Knock Ginger Series – Florist Follies (One Trunk Theatre – Creator/Performer), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in the Ruins – Tour – Performer), FERN (University of Winnipeg, Director, Co-Creator, Performer) and Moving In Moving Out (Weather Parade Dance Theatre – Production Manager). He, with Walk&Talk have also held residency with the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area. 

Jack Maier is a writer, actor, and accessibility worker currently based on Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg. He recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg Honours Acting program, where he also studied playwriting under Brian Drader. He has recently been active in Winnipeg’s Francophone theatre community, appearing in Théâtre Cercle Molière’s Inédit and Société de la Francophonie Manitobaine’s De chants et de batailles. Jack is also part of VIEW (VocalImage Ensemble Winnipeg), a team that provides audio description for theatre, dance, and visual art for those who are blind or visually impaired. Jack believes that art is an important tool in reshaping and honing our collective vision for the future and for the fight against climate change.

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