Monday, February 24, 2014
Spotlight On...Paul Hutcheson
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education: 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.