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Artist In Residence


Connection Dance Works hosted New Brunswick Playwright and Dramaturge Ryan Griffith as Artist in Residence.

The company began a brand-new collaboration with Ryan and Artistic Director and choreographer Sarah Power.

The Residency was the first phase in research and creation for a new work that will mix dance, theatre, storytelling and text for the stage, and involve a team of performing artists and creative designers.

The Residency took place from April to August 2020.

Thank you to the Imperial Theatre Incubator Program! 

This activity is supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board.


Photos by Lorne Power. Imperial Theatre Incubator Program 2020. Artists: Marica Dysart, Andrew Reed Miller, Miguel Roy. 

Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith grew up along the banks of the Saint John River near Woodstock, New Brunswick. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ryan enjoys performing and writing for theatres in his home province.  His play LUTZ was produced by the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, and subsequently published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2011.  His short play SHEPODY, RAGE AND WOLFE was featured as part of the National Elevator Project Plays produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Halifax, and both of his original plays RETURNING FIRE and FORTUNE OF WOLVES, as well as his adaptation of Alistair MacLeod’s THE BOAT have been recently produced by Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton.  In 2019, his play FORTUNE OF WOLVES was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Currently, he is teaching scriptwriting at St. Thomas University, as well as serving as the artistic director for the Next Folding Theatre Company and working on a novel called ‘The Forest City’.

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