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Toronto: Necessary Angel Theatre Company announces its inaugural Resident Artists

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Alan Dilworth, Artistic Director, today announced the inaugural Necessary Angel Theatre Company Artistic Residency program, with Alana Bridgewater, Carlos Rivera, and Michaela Washburn as 2021 Resident Artists. 

The year-long Necessary Angel Artistic Residency was developed to support the voices of outstanding artists as they explore theatrical storytelling at the edge of their artistic practice. The 2021 Artistic Residency began on January 4, and includes: a $10,000 bursary for each artist, artistic and administrative support from Necessary Angel towards the development of new work, and regular peer-to-peer artistic roundtables.

For our inaugural residency I am excited to work with three mid-career artists whose work I have followed and admired for years. I have had the pleasure of witnessing the power of Alana, Carlos and Michaela’s storytelling and I am thrilled that Necessary Angel can travel with them on their artistic journey. l cannot wait to see where their storytelling takes us this year.”  -- Alan Dilworth

Learn more about our inaugural Resident Artists here.


Necessary Angel Theatre Company has been one of English Canada’s most vital original creation and touring organizations. The company has a history of innovation and risk taking and engages theatre artists from a variety of disciplines in the creation of new work. An influential and original presence on the national and international theatre scene for over 40 years, the company has produced more than 60 productions, including 30 world premieres and 11 North American premieres. Work created by Necessary Angel has been nominated for and has won Governor General’s Awards for Drama, Chalmers Awards for Outstanding New Play, and numerous Dora Mavor Moore Awards.