The art of live performance is about making connections. Connections with self. Connections with spirit. With soul. With breath. With voice. Connections with stories. Connections with others. Our neighbours. Our families. Our communities. theatreSiX exists to foster those connections with artist and audience and excel in the art of theatre.
The idea for the name of theatreSiX was born out of a myriad of reasons:
- Our home, Toronto, has been nicknamed the SIX to include the six boroughs that make up the City of Toronto – York, East York, North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, and Toronto.
- In numerology, SIX is connected with balance, responsibility and love. It connects to intuition, inner vision and inner wisdom. The key to the numerology 6 life path number is love toward others in order to exist for others. Life path number 6 brings the energy of practicality, realism, materialization of harmony, craft and work in service.
- In Chinese culture, the number SIX is very fortunate, and those with the lucky number 6 serve people well with their heart and soul.
- In the early meditation traditions of Hinduism, the six chakras make up the focal points within the “subtle body”.
Through the exploration and presentation of new and existing stories, theatreSiX strives to bring together innovative artists to provoke and inspire our audiences: invigorating our past, examining our present and imagining our future.
O U R T E A M
KERRY ANN DOHERTY
A professional theatre creator for over 25 years, Kerry Ann has performed and directed across Canada and the UK.
Specializing in Shakespeare, physical theatre, and collaboration, Kerry Ann has directed or assisted with Studio 180 (Canada), Queens Theatre Hornchurch (UK), Goldsmiths University (UK), and East 15 (UK).
Kerry Ann is the founder of Little Lion Theatre Co. in London, UK.
She holds a MFA in Directing from East 15 (University of Essex).
Thom is an accomplished actor, having worked on many of the greatest stages across Canada. As an administrator, Thom has worked with Canadian Stage, the Shaw Festival, and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. He completed his Graduate studies with honours in Arts Admin at Humber College, and holds business certificates in
e-Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations from the University of Toronto. Thom holds an honours BFA in theatre performance from York University.
Carly is an award-winning actress and native Torontonian. She has appeared in plays and musicals across North America, including Heisenberg, Venus In Fur, Intimate Apparel (Canadian Stage); Stephen Sondheim’s Company, Bloodless (Theatre20); 3 seasons with the Stratford Festival, and 4 productions with New York's Roundabout Theatre Company. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony-Award winning production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park. Carly will appear in theatreSix’s inaugural production of
George Brant’s GROUNDED.
theatreSix is a nationally registered not-for-profit company.
Board of Directors
Robert E. Blackmon