ABOUT

ABOUT ONE TRUNK THEATRE

“[One Trunk Theatre is] the most wildly
imaginative theatre company in Winnipeg”
– Terry McLeod, CBC

Manitoba’s company for new, interdisciplinary, collaboration.

Creating new theatre from scratch with artists of all media- graphic novelists, hip hop dancers, rappers, ballet dancers, videographers, One Trunk is always pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be. Led by founding Artistic Director Andraea Sartison, One Trunk aims to explore and expand the theatre art form, through collaboration and partnerships with other artists, students, community members and organizations.

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One Trunk is also available for artistic consulting, workshops, lectures, and interested in creating original theatre productions for specific purposes and communities. We’ll work with you to create something completely original to meet your artistic goals.

ABOUT OUR ARTISTS

ANDRAEA SARTISON – ARTISTIC PRODUCER

Andraea Sartison

Andraea Sartison is a theatre artist and event producer in Winnipeg, MB. She is the founding Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre where she has captained the creation of 15 original productions and one festival, since the company’s inception in 2012 including A Dollhouse of Commons, I Dream of Diesel, Mission Potluck, Taste and 204FM. She is known for boldly creative performance concepts, interdisciplinary collaboration, devised theatre and integrating technology into live performance. Andraea has travelled internationally as a performer and director of new Canadian plays, from the Canadian fringe circuit to Broadway, New York. Notable collaborations have been with Ghost River Theatre on their production of Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst at Alberta Theatre Projects as Assistant Director to Eric Rose, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea on international tours as Assistant Director to Rick Miller. She works as Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Projects Manitoba and is Co-Owner of Event Production and Arts Consultation Company Fête Jockey.

GWEN COLLINS – ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC PRODUCER

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Gwendolyn Collins is an actor and devised theatre artist in living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the Associate Artistic Producer of One Trunk Theatre and a frequent collaborator having co-created 204FM, Mission Potluck and I Dream of Diesel as well as appearing in Hamlet as Told on the Streets. She has appeared on stage at RMTC as Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass, as well as in multiple shows for PTE and WJT including One of Ours and Way to Heaven. She has extensive touring experience having travelled the province in PTE Munsch tours, Greenkids shows, and most recently in The Last Train to Nibroc with RMTC. Gwendolyn is frequently seen on stage in other independent productions such as Theatre by the River’s Cherry Orchard and Artichoke Heart for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. She is a graduate of The University of Winnipeg’s BA Honours program in theatre, and has trained with Ghost River Theatre in Calgary.

CLAIRE THÉRÈSE – ASSOCIATE ARTIST 

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Claire is a multi-disciplinary performer and creator in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is an accomplished singer songwriter having released two EPs and a Full-length album, with another in the works. Her mixed-media art work and clothing design has been displayed at the Cre8ery, The Edge Gallery and published in the Betty Magazine. Recently she has been expanding her artistic practice to include stage design and was the set and costume designer for MayWorks production of My Name is Rachel Corrie. Claire is a frequent collaborator with One Trunk having co-written and performed in I Dream of Diesel and Mission Potluck. Claire has an impressive resume as a workshop leader, and has designed and facilitated theatre workshops for diverse groups from young people and inmates at Stony Mountain Penetenary, where she developed an extremely successful Shakespeare program in the autumn. She is an experienced deviser and performer whose resume includes working with out of line theatre, Moving Target and Theatre Incarnate and We’ll Do it Live. She is currently leading a One Trunk creative process looking the exchange of art and music in culturally repressed countries.


BOARD MEMBERS

  • Jacqueline Harding – Chair
  • Maria Cristina Laureano – Vice-Chair
  • Garrett Wellwood – Secretary
  • Xue Xie – Treasurer
  • Gwen Collins – Programming Committee
  • Julia Wellwood – Membership Committee
  • Genevieve Dack