What is new? My production of Dying City by Christopher Shinn was nominated for and received 3 Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards (SATAwards) this past September. Two performance awards and a directing award. I am very proud of all of the work that we all put into that show and grateful to all of my peers who were so supportive.
Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company is undergoing a renaissance right now with a new artistic director, general manager and board of directors. I think that this company has one of the most unique and important voices in the arts in SK - I can't wait to see them soar. I got to work with them recently on a workshop for a Christmas play called Kohkoms in Toyland. It was a blast.
My most exciting news - and what I am most looking forward to career-wise is my upcoming project co-produced by Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary) and Green Thumb Theatre (Vancouver). I will be performing in a hip-hop musical called Ash Rizin' in ATP's PlayRites' Festival. This is a brand new Canadian script written by Michael P. Northey with music by Sweatshop Union's Kyprios. The subject matter of the script is sort of a blend of 8 Mile and The Wire but it is set in and around the suburbs of Vancouver. If you get a chance, check out the Facebook Page- Ash Rizin' at ATP and click 'like' also check out the video clips, artist bios, etc at www.atplive.com
After Ash Rizin' concludes I will be resurrecting Fire in the Hole Productions for a Governor General Award-Winning play called The December Man - which coincidentally was originally produced at ATP. Great play. Really looking forward to finally bringing that one to life.
Between these blips of employment I am also working on a few writing projects which I hope one day see the light of day. If they do, who knows, maybe I'll write about it on here... more likely I'll just tweet about it. Which brings me to this: Follow me @aaronhursh