DAN WATSONCO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dan has created, performed and taught theatre across Canada, Scotland, France, the United States and Japan. He is Co-Artistic Director of Edge of the Woods Theatre in his home town of Huntsville. This company produces an annual travelling outdoor theatre festival as well as various community arts projects for youth and seniors. Dan is a co-founder of the international Theatre company Ahuri Theatre. Recently this company travelled to Japan to present Yabu No Naka:distruthted at the prestigious Setagaya Public Theatre. With Ahuri, Dan also recently conceived and directed the workshop production of A Fool’s Life at the Japan Foundation in Toronto.
Dan was also a member of Compagnie Houppz! with whom he created and toured the hit show SplasH20 to sold out houses across Canada and France. This production was recently nominated for an Eloize Prize for Outstanding Production in Eastern Francophone Canada. Through an artistic residency at Théâtre Populaire d’Acadie, the company recently created a new piece entitled Mouving. This production is currently touring New Brunswick, and will make its European premiere in the fall.
In Toronto, Dan has performed in Theatre Smith Gilmour’s Grimm Too, Ed Roy’s Golden Thug (Buddies in Bad Times/Topological Theatre), the world premiere workshop of The Finger (Theatre Panik) and in Golgi Apparatus‘ Bigfoot and Ahoy! presented at the Cooking Fire Theatre Festival in Toronto.
In addition to his work as a performer, he recently completed internships in marketing and arts administration with Theatre Gargantua and a Metcalf internship with Jumblies Theatre in artistic directorship.He most recently completed a Metcalf Foundation internship with Jumblies Theatre and is the Artistic Producer of one its offshoots Arts4All. Each year, he conceives and directs a large scale site specific multi-disciplinary devised pieces with 150 students from the Humber College Theatre Program. Dan is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto and École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
CHRISTINA SERRACO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Christina is a performer, creator and teacher of theatre. She is proud to have grown up in Peterborough, Ontario. After graduating from the Theatre Performance Program at Humber College, she performed across Canada, Scotland, the United States and as far away as Istanbul, Turkey. With Stranger Theatre, she created and performed The Counterfeit Marquise, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, The World Turned Upside Down, and most recently And What Alice Found There.
Some of her other performing credits include By the Bog of Cats (Toronto Fringe), The Everyman Rock Musical (Edinburgh Fringe) and Sam Shepards’ The Late Henry Moss. Christina is also a co-founder of Golgi Apparatus, which successfully launched it’s debut of BigFoot in Toronto, 2007.
She has taught classes for the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, the Toronto District School Board, the City of Toronto and the Halifax Theatre Festival. Christina is also co-founder of Tickle Truck Productions, theatre for young people, with its first production, Bee and Touli’s Jungle Adventure touring Ontario schools. In addition to all this, she runs her successful company Music and Play with Christina, teaching Kindermusik to children under 7 and Disco Ducks, an original program for children 2&3 years. www.musicandplaywithchristina.ca