“'Who are you now?' is a very active question. It asks who are you 'now' – currently, not the past, or any other time. You have to be present in the moment to answer it thoughtfully. We don’t always look for immediate answers; sometimes we ask the question to help us solve problems. It is a guiding principle for the Rabbits, and we use it when we begin the Lab, before a new project, or in rehearsals.
I believe it was Kirk Miles, one of the original Rabbits, who coined the phrase.”
— Denise Clarke, OYR Associate Artist
We are now more ferocious than ever in our conviction to stay true to our mission: to be authentic and to create theatre that is vital and relevant – and fun. We also believe as strongly as ever, that we play a role in helping to realize a civil society. So, we will continue to look for opportunities to walk the talk.
Blake Brooker is an award-winning writer and director. He has created or collaborated on such productions as The Erotic Irony of Old Glory, Tears of a Dinosaur, Serpent Kills, The Land The Animals, Dance Freak, Breeder, Permission, Alien Bait, The Ugly Man, Conniption Cabaret, Mata Hari: Tigress at the City Gates, and many others, which have been presented throughout Canada, and in Europe, Australia and Asia. In 2015, Blake was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Denise Clarke is an Associate Artist with One Yellow Rabbit and is the Director of the OYR Summer Lab Intensive. She has created or co-created several shows for OYR including The Erotic Irony of Old Glory, Touch, Breeder, So Low, Featherland, Sign Language, A Fabulous Disaster, Smash, Cut, Freeze and wag. In 2013, Denise was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Calgary and made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Andy Curtis has performed and toured internationally with One Yellow Rabbit since 1987 in numerous shows including What The Thunder Said, Munich Now, People You May Know, Schlachter Tango, Kawasaki Exit, Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy, Dream Machine, Thunderstruck, and Doing Leonard Cohen.
Remembered as Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director, Actor, and Curator of the High Performance Rodeo.
Remembered as Resident Composer and Sound Designer.