about

Mandate:

a field of crowns is dedicated to the collaborative development and facilitation of new multi-disciplinary performance projects and community-engaged initiatives. We are interested in making performance a platform for conversation, collaboration and empowerment.

To these goals, we produce a podcast of performance discourse (field notes.); promote projects through blog posts (dossiers) and social media; host a multi-disciplinary performance series to help bridge discipline-specific barriers (Seasonal Activities); and produce events to interact with and become shaped by the attending community (On & On & On and Myths of My Town).

Artistic Director:

photography by LV Imagery
photography by LV Imagery

Andrew Gaboury is a multi-disciplinary artist, with roots in theatre, clown, playwriting and collective creation. Gaboury currently runs a field of crowns and is one of the three co-Artistic Directors of hub14 art and performance works in Toronto. Andrew trained at York University and received his BA in Theatre Studies with specialists in Creative Ensemble (collective creation / devised theatre) and Playwriting. He has since studied with Helen Donnelly (clown), Rob Faust (mask), Peggy Baker (movement), Kim Collier (acting), Jillian Keiley (storytelling), Jacquie Thomas and Michael Spence (dynamic theatre creation), and Ross Manson (directing) and Deborah Pearson (experimental theatre).

Recent credits: Performer in A Wake for Lost Time (SummerWorks Live Art Series, [elephants] collective); Dreamer in Off The Wall 2015 (Living Arts Centre Canada Day Celebrations, Frog in Hand Productions); MC in The Competition (Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Frog in Hand Productions); Maitre’d in Cafe Noisette (Guelph Dance Festival In the Park, Frog in Hand); Ernest in The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (Off the Grid & Coffeehouse Theatre); Poet in Under Hill & Harbour (Body Brake 4.0 / Anandam Dancetheatre / Theatre Passe Muraille); White King in Checkmate (CSA Guelph Nooner Series, Frog in Hand); Longaville in Love’s Labours Lost (2014 Toronto Fringe, Shakespeare BASH’d); Bellhop Rutherford in As The Foo Turns (2014 Toronto Festival of Clowns, Foo Productions); Fallen Apples (Faustwork Mask Theatre). In 2013 he was awarded the Mark Purvis Bursary for continued training in physical theatre from the Toronto Festival of Clowns.

Collaborative Artists:

Evan Harkai
Robert Schuyler
Kira Hall
Andrew Cromwell