NEWS + RECENT PROJECTS
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
Olivia directed the Toronto premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl, presented April 8th - 10th at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto. The show was the inaugural live production from Artists in Residence, and enjoyed a sold-out run.
'UNRAVEL' FEATURED IN THE CJN
“We were surprised to encounter such a diverse thematic exploration," said Daniels, who’s 26. She added that the young people who contributed to UNRAVEL are concerned with what happens when modern beliefs come into conflict with their faith. “I think everyone has a very strong sense of Jewish pride, but also, we want this pride to endure...reckoning with our faith, with our traditions and history, will keep us from stagnating - will keep us moving forward to a place of genuine acceptance.”
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE FEATURED ON BROADWAYWORLD.COM
"Canadian Actor/Director Olivia Daniels, and Actor/Producer Jeremy Ferdman, announce Artists in Residence (AIR).
AIR's mandate is to develop a network for creative people to connect with new collaborators; foster and develop new work; engage as a community around social, political, and cultural events impacting the performing arts, and spread awareness of mental-health resources specific to artists via The AFC (formerly the Actors Fund of Canada)"
BY US/FOR US
Olivia recently Co-Choreographed and performed a movement piece entitled 'By Us/For Us.' The work was part of a larger project developed by Alexandra Anisman, and was based on an editorial spread in issue 5 of The Book by Style Circle, for which Olivia also served as movement director.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE - VIRTUAL SERIES
While quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Place at the Table continues their mandate to "create opportunities for actors to lend their voices to works that they may not otherwise have the space to explore" by hosting all womxn+ readings of classic plays over Zoom. Recent projects include The Crucible, No Exit, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
I READ CANADIAN
Olivia was involved in the launch of 'I Read Canadian Day,' a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. Olivia ran social media accounts and created content, including original choreography shared on Tik Tok.
Olivia assistant directed "Fruiting Bodies," a new play by Sam Chanse and directed by Shelley Butler for the Ma-Yi theatre company. "Fruiting Bodies" was performed off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE - INCIDENT AT VICHY
A Place at the Table is a play reading series conceived by Olivia Daniels, Sarah Hogewood, and Ellie Handel. A Place at the Table reimagines classic plays through a contemporary lens, offering womxn+ artists the chance to perform in roles that were not originally written with their voices in mind.
Olivia directed A Place at the Table's inaugural project - an all Womxn+ reading of Arthur Miller's 1964 play, Incident at Vichy.