Tom Stroud – 2014 Major Arts Grant

Tom Stroud is currently the artistic director of Company Link Inc., a company dedicated to “hybrid” performance, and an associate professor with the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg, where he teaches movement and performance. Known for his unique blend of theatre and dance, Tom has performed and created works for major companies and festivals across the country. In 1991, he was appointed artistic director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, a position he held for fourteen years. He was awarded the prestigious Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography in 2001.

No Exit: a new dance/theatre work

In late summer of 2014, Tom Stroud will research and develop a new full-evening dance/theatre work inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit. He continues to be inspired by classical texts, having previously created works inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Glass Menagerie, Picnic, and A Doll’s House. The cast of six interpreters will bring together a mix of emerging and mid-career professionals, dance artists with theatre skills, and theatre artists with dance skills. This phase of the work’s development will culminate in a public showing at the Asper Centre for Theatre.