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Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its 2022 Resident Artists

Monday, January 24, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 cohort of the Necessary Angel Theatre Company Artistic Residency Program: Deanna H. Choi, Dian Marie Bridge and Michaela Washburn.

For our second residency we are working with three artists whose multi-faceted work and deep creative community connections we have admired for years. We are thrilled that Necessary Angel can travel with them on their artistic journey. We cannot wait to see where their storytelling and artistic voices take us this year.

Learn more about the Necessary Angel Resident Artists

Our year-long Artistic Residency was developed to support the voices of outstanding artists as they explore theatrical storytelling at the edge of their artistic practice. The 2022 Artistic Residency began on January 3, and once again 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.

Alana Bridgewater and Carlos Rivera were Necessary Angel’s inaugural Resident Artists in 2021, alongside Michaela Washburn who continues her residency into its second year.

In a year of significant disruption and upheaval for all, it was powerful and inspiring to witness Alana, Carlos and Michaela explore and forge new pathways in their artistic journeys. We look forward to our ongoing connection with these three artists and their work for years to come.

Alan Dilworth, Artistic Director

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.

Necessary Angel Theatre Company acknowledges and thanks the following for their support: Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; the Toronto Arts Council; and BMO Financial Group.

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