MFA Directing Alumnus Chris McGregor’s all-ages puppet show The Little Old Man (Theatre Bagger) is set to run at the first-ever Vancouver International Puppet Festival, at Granville Island October 14-16.
How The Little Old Man came to be:
“When I was working on my MFA in Directing 2007 to 2009, one of the projects was to direct an outside project. I chose to direct The Little Old Man and present it at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival in 2009. Stephen Malloy was my Advisor for this project and with his help, the production received rave reviews and went on to perform at several local festivals in BC: the Surrey International Children’s Festival, Winterruption on Granville Island, Spring Break Theatre Festival, as well short runs at Nanaimo’s TheatreONE, Evergreen Theatre and The Shadbolt Centre for the Performing Arts. This production will make it 10 years since it was first written and developed through Theatre Bagger Arts Society.” – Chris McGregor
Chris McGregor is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Axis Theatre Company and co-Artistic Director of Theatre Bagger since 1993. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) from Bishop’s University and a Masters in Theatre (Directing) from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has directed more than 100 productions across Canada and has been nominated for three Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and four Ovation Awards for his directing. For Axis Theatre he directed the BC touring production of Hamelin: A New Fable and the world premiere of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Chris has taught physical theatre, mask (Commedia dell’arte) and Red Nose Clown at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Bishop’s University and Studio 58.