DIRECTORS LAB NORTH
I am the Co-founder and the Co-Artistic Director of Directors Lab North, a sister Lab to the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York, of which I am an alum of 2009 and 2010. Click the link below to enter the site for the Directors Lab North. We are in our 13th year now and partnered with Luminato Festival!
World Wide Lab:
A Director's Feast
In September of 2010, a group of directors from the Lincoln Center Lab received a residency at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center in the Hamptons. There we created the World Wide Lab, an international collective of Directors who convene once a year to create a Festival of work based on director collaboration. We've produced shows at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, Teatro Due in Rome and the Apollo Theatre in Greece and the 435 Art Zone in Taipei. Click the links for our website and various articles on the project.
I founded this company along with Chilina Kennedy in 2018 and was Artistic Director until 2020. While with the company, we mounted 3 sold out productions and garnered 17 Dora Nominations (2 awards), over 20 Broadwayworld Nominations, and 2 Toronto Critic's Awards for those shows. We also created a Musical Theatre Lab where we brought 13 creators together for a week long creation process that led to a public performance of various pieces created throughout the week with a group of performers and directors called HELD.
Directed by: Jon Michaelson
Produced by: Mercury Theatre at Berkeley St. Theatre
Starring: Fiona Reid, Kris Holden Reid, Deena Aziz, Sanjay Talwar, Michael Spencer Davis, Lesley Faulkner, Elie Gamael
"Fiona Reid gives a performance of a lifetime." - Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM
"...a tour de force...Deena Aziz is particularly powerful. " - Toronto Star
"No Canadian actress does language like Fiona Reid. She has the first hour of Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul entirely and entrancingly to herself." - National Post
* DORA NOMINATION- Best Supporting Actress in a Play - Deena Aziz
Directed By: Matthew Kutas
Produced by: Shakti Entertainment at the Tarragon Mainspace
Starring: Sarah Dodd, Charlotte Gowdy, Ross McKenzie, Paul Dunn and Don Allison
" ****stars! Both cast and crew are in suckerpunch form.
This is terrific entertainment." - Eye Magazine
"Triumphantly good work!" - Xtra Magazine