Congratulations to the International Creators Scholarship 2015 Recipient

Cox_LisaTheatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre congratulate Lisa Cox, who has been chosen as the recipient of the International Creators Scholarship this year. The Scholarship allows for an emerging artist to train with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company for one month in Suzuki, Viewpoints, and directing and devising new work. The Scholarship is a partnership between Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre, sponsored by SDA Enterprises and funds have been matched by artsVest Toronto. artsVest Toronto is run by Business For The Arts with the support of Canadian Heritage and the Toronto Arts Council.

A graduate of Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Studies program, Lisa Karen Cox relishes work that combines music, movement and heightened language. Lisa often plays men and other mythical creatures. Theatre credits include: The Penelopiad (Royal Shakespeare Co/NAC); Friar Laurence in Romeo & (her) Juliet (Headstrong Collective); Elizabeth in The Story, Igora in Weather the Weather (Theatre Columbus); Pompey in Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare in the Rough); 2 seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada; Horatio in Hamlet (Beyond the Cubical Productions); and The Vagina Monologues. Lisa was also the choreographer for Nightwood Theatre's Bear with Me and Comedy of Errors. Lisa is a certified teacher and artist-educator.

"The opportunity to study with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company will deepen my understanding of my theatrical practice," said Lisa. "The study of composition, dramaturgy, and movement will fulfill a dream of completing formal education in theatre, and develop my ability to articulate my processes and aesthetic. I am beyond excited!"

This Scholarship program is designed to address the need for theatre artists to access more contemporary artistic training opportunities and to encourage artists to set the stage for the future of theatre and performance creation in Ontario, by having the opportunity to experience high caliber international training. The scholarship includes course training and application fees, accommodation for the training period, and a travel allowance.

SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theatre in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. For the past 22 years, their impact can be seen on theatre creators around the world.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre’s Independent Theatre Creators International Training Scholarship

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