“Working on this show has been the most rewarding experience for us all. Who knew that putting a bunch of complete strangers in a rehearsal hall—who had never met nor worked with each other before—would be so creative and collaborative? We have multifaceted artists of various ages, races, genders, and backgrounds, all working together to build a production that is meaningful to us and the various communities that we subscribe to. This is a dream come true.”
Aside from pursuing graduate studies exploring the utility in art therapy programming, Chancz Perry has spent over 30 years in the entertainment industry—on stage, on screen, and behind the scenes. This multifaceted performer and choreographer was nominated for two Jessie Richardson Awards and received the Vancouver Sun Reader’s Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. Selected film and theatre credits include Mr. Magoo, Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie Horse Music Pizza, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, and Five Guys Named Moe. While continuing his practice as an interdisciplinary artist, Chancz has been a sessional instructor at the University of Regina (Media, Arts, and Performance Department; Kinesiology and Health Studies Department). He also holds several positions at the Globe Theatre in Saskatoon: as the educational outreach facilitator he helps to bring creation-based theatre programming into schools and community organizations, and as the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series coordinator he helps local artists and production teams to develop theatrical creations.