CIARA ADAMS (Artistic Director) Ciara is a musician, theatre creator/performer and artist-educator. Ciara has been a co-artistic director with bluemouth inc. since 2009, and an associate artist since 2003. After studying Opera at Queen’s University, Ciara moved to London, England to train as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the U.K. she worked at the Royal National Theatre, Northern Stage, and the RSC among others. In Canada, Ciara has been an associate artist with Theatre Gargantua creating and performing in four of the company’s cycles between 2003-2014. As a musician, Ciara has released two albums to date, Live at Le Select Bistro and Last of the Bohemians. Ciara is currently working with the Peggy Baker Dance Project, as a vocalist with Fides Krucker. She is a mentor artist-educator with the Royal Conservatory of Music Schools and she teaches private voice from her home studio in Toronto. www.ciaraadams.ca
STEPHEN O’CONNELL (Artistic Director) Stephen O’Connell has a BFA in modern dance from Rutgers University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art from Simon Fraser University. From 1990 to 1997 Stephen was co-Artistic Director of Radix Theatre in Vancouver, a site-specific interdisciplinary performance collective. His collaborations include experimental films, which have been screened at The Vancouver International Film Festival, The American Dance Festival, and the Moving Pictures Festival in Toronto. He is also the Co-Founder of FREE FALL, a biennial festival in Toronto, Canada of new and interdisciplinary performance and a core member of the Toronto/Brooklyn based performance collective bluemouth inc. Stephen is currently a part time lecturer in dance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
LUCY SIMIC (Artistic Director) Lucy is a writer, dancer and theatre artist creating experimental performance pieces for over ten years. She is a founding member of bluemouth inc., working with the company both in Toronto and New York. She has also worked in Vancouver, as co-Artistic Director of Radix Theatre, in Montreal and London. She has taught movement for actors at Humber College, Pilates at Long Island University and teaches movement improvisation in the bluemouth workshops. She holds a degree in French, Dance and Mathematics from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Playwriting from York University.
RICHARD WINDEYER (Artistic Director) is a composer, percussionist and digital media artist specializing in sound. His research focuses on the impact of digital technologies and generative systems on creative process, live performance, and experiential design. He is particularly interested in the complex nature of cross-disciplinary collaboration and participatory design. In 1996 he was a co-founder of the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology. As an educator, he has taught courses and workshops in music technology, electroacoustic music, sound recording and design at Wilfrid Laurier University. Richard is currently pursuing doctoral studies through a collaboration between the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. He is also a Research Assistant at the Digital Dramaturgy Lab (University of Toronto) (www.richardwindeyer.com)
Sabrina Reeves (Founding Member) is a writer, actor and theatre artist who has been creating original theatre for over 15 years. She co-founded bluemouth inc in 1998 and worked actively with the company for the next 12 years. In 2010 after touring Dance Marathon for several years, the demands of being a mother necessitated that she stay closer to home and she founded a new company in Montreal called Fée Fatale. Through Fée Fatale, she produced Les creux d’un rêve in 2011 and Blindsided in 2014. In addition to writing, creating and teaching theatre in and around Montreal, she is happy to have rejoined the Dance Marathon touring team and looks forward to the next stop along the road. Sabrina holds a BFA in drama from Carnegie-Mellon University, and is a professional actress who has had the good fortune to work with such directors as Denis Villeneuve, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Mel Shapiro and Stanley Tucci..
Stacie Morgain Lewis