Monday, February 24, 2014

Spotlight On...Paul Hutcheson

Name: Paul Hutcheson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Drama In Education; Second City Conservatory Graduate

Why theater?: Nothing compares to the immediacy and intimate nature of live theatre. The relationship between artist and audience is vital.

Tell us about Canuck Cabaret: I was performing my solo show "On Second Thought" at the Frigid Festival in 2009.  The festival was great but was missing a show for artists and a late night crowd.  Canuck Cabaret was born.

What inspired you to create Canuck Cabaret?: I love being a cabaret curator!  I love placing numerous artists in front of audiences to not only entertain but challenge. 

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theatre that takes risks inspires me!  I love being uneasy and not having all the answers placed before me in art.  The city and other artists are a constant inspiration to me.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: My dream performers to work with:  Laurie Metcalf, Laura Dern, Martha Plimpton & Cloris Leachman

What show have you recommended to your friends?:
Petunia & Chicken

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Chips

What’s the most played song on your iPod?: “Make a New Dance Up”-Hey Ocean

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Teacher

What’s up next?: Directing a show, Snow Brid in the spring of 2014.  Producing numerous Pride shows in Toronto in June 2014.