Davey is a queer Filipino-Canadian, American born, theatre artist, director, actor, and emerging writer. He has his BFA in Theatre Performance and Communication from Simon Fraser University. Co-founder of New(to)Town Collective, an emerging theatre collective aspiring to provide accessible, experimental training workshops and creating new interdisciplinary works together (check us out here). Was the Resident Producer for Neworld Theatre and wrote a short film, RUN, which was featured in the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Recently Davey debut his first solo show at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival: Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! (produced by Tender Containter and associate producers Neworld Theatre and New(to)Town Collective). And co-created How To Self-Suspend with Katie Sly, which was shown as a workshop presentation at Toronto's 2018 Bi Arts Festival.
Jan (JD) Derbyshire is an established multi-disciplinary artist. She specializes in the design of playful and participatory experiences in theatre, movement, comedy, media and events that push forward ideas of diversity, belonging, civic engagement, perception change and practical applications of theory. She has recently co-created participatory projects with The Banff Centre for the Arts, Conference Board of America, New World Theatre, The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, The Republic of Inclusion, National Art Centre, Ottawa, The University of Guelph revisiting Disability Project, All in, Frank Theatre and Young People’s Theatre, Toronto. Jan is an award winning Canadian Playwright and is the co-founder of POD, a vancouver based citizen designer lab. She has a Masters in Inclusive Design from OCAD University in Toronto (2014) She is currently the Artistic Director of Nervous System Performance based in Vancouver and Inclusive Designer in Residence with Calgary Arts Development. Her latest show, Certified, where the audience becomes a mental health review board will tour this year to Uno Fest, Victoria, FoldA digital arts festival in Kingston, High Performance Rodeo, Calgary and will be part of Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre’s 2019/20 season.