Jessie Fraser



Jessie Fraser is a creator and educator based in Toronto where, among many other things, she has been a founding member of Groundling Theatre, Resident Director for The Talisker Players, Music Directing Apprentice for The Second City and Archivist for VideoCabaret. An academic foundation in Theatre History and Theory (BA with Honours, Dalhousie University) supports a diverse and rich career in theatre, opera and circus arts as well as professional archiving consultation, performance training and interactive web experiences. Jessie has studied with Anne Bogart and members of the SITI company, Philip Gaulier, Christopher Hayes, and has received a diploma in Lecoq-based performance creation from Paola Coletto’s The School for Theatre Creator’s in Chicago as well as a degree in Theatre Studies from the University of King’s College/Dalhousie in Nova Scotia. Ongoing projects for when-we-can-gather-again include REST, an aerial performance inspired by ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, Hercinia Arts Collective, with original music by Robert Busciakiewicz, an as yet untitled project with hand balancer and clown, Christopher Taylor and, the Digital Rehearsal Study with Choreographic Marathon/Maxine Heppner. In 2021 she completed her post-graduate certificate in Interactive Media- Sheridan College.

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