Ian Garrett – Writer & Executive Producer
Ian Garrett is a designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. Ian is Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University in Toronto, is the co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), and resident designer at the Indy Convergence. He is a member of Associated Designer of Canada, where he serves on the Board of Directors, and sits on the Board of Trustees for DanceUSA, the national service organization for dance in the United States. He is a member of the US Institute of Theatre Technology, where he currently serves as the Curator for the United States’ entry for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, and chairs the Education Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.
As a producer Ian has worked on the premier of Richard Foreman and Michael Gordon’s What to Wear at REDCAT, the Prague tour for Torry Bend’s puppet adaptation of Aimee Bender’s Loser, dozens of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including At Sundown—a physical theatre piece on aging and memory that he initiated, and was an associate producer on The Medea Project, a cross-cultural production of Medea in Athens and Los Angeles. He maintains a performance practice focused on the integration of sustainability, design, and technology. Recently work includes Theatre Panik’s durational performance, Peep, at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015; Erika Batdorf’s Micro-theatre for Burnish at the Theatre Centre and Venice Biennale, and the set and energy capture systems for Zata Omm Dance Projects’Vox:Lumen at the Harbourfront Centre. He has worked on installations such as DTAH Architects’ installation Ravine Portal for the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Toronto Site in 2014 and on the lighting team for the Crimson Collective’s Ascension, a 150’ wide, origami-style crane sculpture at the 2010 Coachella Music Festival.
Justine Garrett – Writer
Justine Garrett is a writer and comedian. She has written for Lily Tomlin, and she has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, The Hairpin, theUniversity of Chicago Magazine, and others. She has an MFA in Writing from CalArts and is a graduate of The Second City Training Centre Conservatory. For two years, she played Emily Gilmore in the Gilmore Girlprov show at Comedy Bar. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Toronto.
Maggie Sulc – Writer & Dramaturg
Maggie Sulc is a scriptwriter and dramaturg hailing originally from Tennessee and Texas. Since completing her MA in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University, she writes and creates in Toronto, Ontario. Interests include ghosts, the real lives of scientists, dramatizing poetry for the theatre, and audio drama for adults and children of all ages.
Past writing projects include Raggedy’s Kingdom (Storefront Playwright’s Unit, Indie 6ix reading series 2016), Chair with Man (Michigan State University 2014), The Failures (Rice University 2012), and somewhere never travelled (Rice University 2011 & Indy Convergence Toronto 2015), and contributor to HowlRound (2014 to present).
Dramaturgy: Bike Face by Natalie Frijia (Canadian fringe circuit summer 2017), Abyss by Maria Misilisavljevic (script coordinator, Tarragon Theatre 2015), The Shaw Festival (various in literary management department, summer 2014), The Mystery Plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Rice Players 2013). Upcoming: podcast series on the horrible, weird, and fantastic.
Thanks to research and co-writing for Transmission over the past three years, she now proudly counts herself a true science geek!