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Meet the 2022 OUTstages Resident Artists & Projects
We are thrilled to announce the two projects and the artists in our new OUTstages Residency Program, who will be developing new queer work throughout 2022. They receive a residency fee, studio time, artistic & production mentorship, and a public showing during this season. Stay tuned for more details on these artists, their projects and in-development showings of both of their new works.
This project is supported by the Victoria Foundation.
Regan Shrumm (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, and disabled artist, writer, and arts administrator, who has been living on and off of the traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples for the last 12 years
Their art practice has primarily focused on social-practice and textiles-based art. After a short-lived comedy and musical theatre career in high school, they returned to comedy during the start of the pandemic to counteract their project, Permission to Grieve, a series of discussion-based workshops around grief. Through online classes, they focused on telling vulnerable stories through a comedy lens. Regan performed their solo piece, Erotic Neurotic Fiction as part of Impulse Theatre’s Peek Fest and Intrepid’s HOMO: A Queer Cabaret in 2021.
Regan Shrumm – Untitled
This new project is an exploration of characters, puppets and stand-up in a parody talk show format. The talk show will have the spirit of a Pee-wee’s Playhouse, with a surreal, but bargain-basement use of puppets and googly-eyes that will play on audience’s nostalgia.
Extended Space Theatre is a company created by four queer friends (Emily Duke(she/her), Ella Daly (she/her), Danica Charlie(she/they, & Sammy Forest(he/him)) who graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2021.
The company creates devised theatre and physical theatre exploring themes such as queer identity, love, and young adulthood, through spoken word and movement.
They have created one original work “GRASP”, that was first presented in 2021 at Skampede. Currently the company is developing two new pieces, “BIAS”, and “SHIFT.”
Extended Space Theatre – SHIFT
Extended Space Theatre is developing a new devised piece SHIFT, a queer story about four friends in their early twenties navigating the transition from university to young-adulthood. While many queer coming-of-age stories revolve around truama, rejection from friends and family, and confusion, SHIFT is a story that celebrates and normalizes the queer existance.
SHIFT will tour to several Fringe Festivals in summer 2022.