artist in residence
Rhiannon Collett (they/them) is a non-binary artist and playwright whose work explores the ritualization of grief, gender performativity, queer identity and the psychological effects of sexual objectification.
Selected credits include Miranda & Dave Begin Again (winner of the 2016 Playwrights Guild of Canada RBC Emerging Playwright Award); Wasp (commissioned by Nightswimming as a part of their 5x25 initiative); The Kissing Game (commissioned by Youtheatre and Young People's Theatre as part of the 2018 Leaps and Bounds program, developed as a part of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab, produced by Youtheatre as a part of their 50th anniversary season); Tragic Queens (commissioned and devised with CABAL Theatre, nominated for 7 Montreal English Theatre Awards, presented at the 2018 Wildside Festival); La Somnambule (an immersive, site-specific adaptation of Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood, commissioned by Cabal Theatre, co-written with Joseph Shragge), The Revolutions (commissioned and produced by Spiderwebshow), and There are No Rats in Alberta (created as a part of the 2017-18 Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit, presented at the 2018 Rhubarb Festival). Most recently, Rhiannon was a guest artist at the LungA festival in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.
Rhiannon is a settler in Toronto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples, and in Montreal, on the traditional, un-ceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.
CABAL values in building community by sharing resources, ideas and artistic space with fellow theatre artists. As Artist-in-Residence Rhiannon will have studio space, promotional and production aid as well as artistic support by the ensemble.