Hi there! I'm Angelica Schwartz (They/Them), I am a theatre director and creator originally from Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, MB. These days, I'm grateful to call the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples - specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - my home.
With nearly ten years in the technical production realm, including stints in stage management, I've learned a thing or two. Most importantly, I've realized the power of collective voices. That's why I'm drawn to collaborative theatre. There's something special about a room full of artists passionate about their craft and exchanging ideas.
My approach? Blend optimism with kindness, humour, and humility. I'm intrigued by surrealism, societal norms, gender dynamics, and the unexpected twists in storytelling. I also believe in breaking down access barriers in theatre and the lasting impact of art, sparking meaningful community conversations long after the curtain falls. My work at Neworld Theatre underscores this commitment.
I've had the privilege of collaborating with various companies across Turtle Island, such as The National Arts Centre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Buddies in Bad Times, Rumble Theatre, Electric Theatre Company, and Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, among others. My educational journey includes Technical Production at Studio 58, Directing at The National Theatre School of Canada, and Pochinko Clown training at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. Additionally, I was honoured with the 2022 Jessie Richardson Outstanding Achievement Award for Assistant Direction and Gender Consultation.
If you're interested in connecting or discussing potential collaborations, feel free to reach out. Keep an eye out for my upcoming projects: "Blood Wedding: A Trans Fantasia" and "Debussy's Ariette Oubliées".
Thanks for stopping by!
I am grateful to create my work across Turtle Island and live on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.