words i say about myself

DUSTIN HARVEY, Theatre Maker
secrettheatre(at)gmail.com

A Short Bio

An Artist Statement

What They Say:

“Dustin Harvey is one of those fearless artists who persists in exploring how things work, while continually challenging his own perceptions. He makes links between unsuspecting elements, and follows through with a singular vision, moving his audience through playful curiosity to examine their preconceptions about themselves and the world around them.”
Emmy Alcorn, Artistic Director Mulgrave Road Theatre

“An innovative and dynamic performer who is committed to pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a contemporary approach to theatre. He is an excellent organizer and collaborator, and someone from whom I expect a great deal of success in the coming years.”
Jamie MacLellan, Public Art Coordinator, Halifax Regional Municipality

“Dustin is one of the most creative and resourceful theatre artists working in Nova Scotia today. Never one to rest on an accomplishment, Dustin always pushes himself to learn more and explore further. I always look forward to what he tackles next!’
Chris Heide, Artistic Director, Liverpool International Theatre Festival

“I
 marvelled
 at 
the 
use
 of
 multiple 
technologies 
and
 practices,
 all 
the
 things
 we’d 
tried
 to
 do 
but 
now 
crystallized
 successfully—and
with 

a
re markable
 beauty 
I’ve 
rarely 
seen 
on 
a
 stage 
since—and
 at
the 
packed
 house
 sitting 
with 
its
 collective
 mouth 
open.”
Tara Thorne, CBC Radio/The Coast

“I first became aware of Dustin Harvey when he came to Toronto to collaborate with Small Wooden Shoe on Reasonable People Reasonably Disagreeing as a co-creator and performer. Since that time Dustin’s work has been very much on my radar and he has been recommended to me on numerous occasions as an ‘artist to watch’ by several producers and artists I very much respect, such as Sherrie Johnson, Jacob Zimmer and Jacob Wren.”
Erika Henneberry, Associate Producer/Rhubarb Festival Director, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Artistic Producer, Small Wooden Shoe

“As a member of the Nova Scotian theatre community Dustin has been a force encouraging collaboration, communication and excellence in the field, staying in the Maritimes when many artists (myself included) have left for larger centres. Whether organizing meetings and conference or teaching young artists, his dedication to make his home region better continues to inspire and challenge me. That he has also been able to forge important national and international connections only speaks to his hard work and perseverance.”
Jacob Zimmer, Small Wooden Shoe Theatre

“Dustin’s creative work with his company Secret Theatre has been controversial and popular; political and engaging. He plays and experiments with form and expectation and delivers surprising and moving results.”
Sue Leblanc-Crawford, Zuppa Circus Theatre Company

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