About EXTENDED SPACE

est. 2021

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Extended Space Theatre’s mission is to create

interdisciplinary, inclusive, and intersectional physical theatre. Our method prioritizes devised theatre where

artists share power and create collaboratively.

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Our Story

Extended Space is a queer collective created by four friends who graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts at the beginning of 2021.

We never felt represented by the stories, or characters that we were asked to portray, so we decided to create work that reflects who we are.

 

Currently we emphasize specific and purposeful work that is queer focused; celebrating and normalizing the queer existence. 


Extended Space has created three original works, GRASP, and bias, that were presented at skampede in 2021 and 2o22, and shift, which originated at the 2022 victoria fringe festival.

Meet The Team

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EMILY DUKE

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Emily (she/her) is a performing artist and creator/choreographer. She was raised on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people.

She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts where she completed three years of dance, acting, movement and vocal training.

Emily’s focus as an artist as well as a creator is to show audiences that art can not only be beautiful but can have lessons and leave us with a further understanding about people's experiences other than our own.

Apart from performing, Emily enjoys playing with different ways of choreographing with various styles and hopes to eventually establish her own style. Her one goal as a young choreographer is to always have a clear reason for every movement so that story drives the dancers.
 

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SAMMY FOREST

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Sammy Forest (he/him) is a performing artist and creator born and raised on the unceded territory of the T’Sou-ke Nation. 

 

He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts where he studied in a multidisciplinary intensive program, honing skills in acting, singing, and movement.

 

Sammy aspires to contribute to meaningful stories that are relevant to current events and encourage people to consider their impact on society as individuals. He aims to always bring authenticity, generosity, and fun to every piece he is in, physically and collaboratively. 

 

When he’s not performing, Sammy enjoys bingeing shows on Netflix, jotting down ideas on his notes app and bussing everywhere because he doesn’t have his driver's license and prefers daydreaming with his headphones in.

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ella daly

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danica charlie

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Ella (she/her) is a performing artist working and creating on the unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. ​Ella's goal as an artist is to promote social change through creating, performing, and teaching

She completed three years of intensive conservatory style Training at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, specializing in acting, singing, and movement.

 

Recently, Ella has been lucky to work with several theatre companies in westerN CANADA including Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young people, peach street productions, puente theatre, and Carousel theatre for young people.

 

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Danica (she/they) is a mixed nuu-chah-nulth/settler & queer performer LIVING & WORKING IN SO-CALLED VICTORIA.

she is also a 2021 graduate from the canadian college of performing arts.

Since graduation, she now endeavors to learn more about herself through Indigenous storytelling, &  deconstructing colonial practices in the workplace.

They are a 2022-2023 participant of Native Earth Performing Arts’ Animikiig Creators Unit, Intrepid Theatre’s Indigenous Artist Program, & PUENTE THEATRE'S WORKPLAY RESIDENCY.

 

as a performer, danica has worked with companies such as the frank theatre, kaleidoscope theatre, & the greater victoria shakespeare festival.

she is looking forward to touring with axis theatre in  th'owxiya: the hungry feast dish in the fall of 2022.

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