NEWS & UPDATES

 

CATCH WAYNE IN AVOCADO TOAST

Avocado Toast is a new intergenerational sex comedy web series exploring the awkwardness and comforts of sex between millennials and baby boomers. Directed by Sam Coyle and Starring Heidi Lynch and Perrie Voss, Wayne plays the late, great, Katharine Hepburn in a very special episode. Watch the series on OutTVGo, Amazon Prime and Apple TV!

WAYNE CAST IN SLO PITCH

Award-winning director and cinematographer J Stevens has cast Wayne in a recurring role in their latest show Slo Pitch, as the disgruntled bar owner of The Public Lass, the local hangout of the Brovaries. Produced by Shaftsbury and Karen Knox & Gwenlyn Cumyn of Boss & Co. stay tuned for this hilarious series premiering Summer 2020.

WAYNE JOINS DOCK MOTHER GOD SOCIETY

Wayne has been cast as Jay, a recovering drug addict, in Blood Pact Theatre's latest work, DOCK MOTHER GOD SOCIETY. Set in Kelowna, British Columbia, amidst the worst wildfire season in Canadian history, this play explores modern western community and its relationship to death, family, generosity, resentment, forgiveness and our connection to the land we live on. Wayne will be acting alongside Mark Paci, Elizabeth Saunders and John Healey. Playing from October 8th - 26th at Grand Canyon Theatre.

Tickets here.

LIAR PURCHASED BY CBC

Adapted from the play by Governor General Award Nominee, Brian Drader, Wayne's short film, LIAR, has recently been purchased by media giant CBC and is set to air nationally next year.

WAYNE IN FU-GEN THEATRE'S FEARLESS

In an immersive theatrical experience that brings a show into... the backseat of a moving car, Wayne stars as Daniel in Tiger Vanier is in the Building, a micro performance written by Hiro Kanagawa. Taking place entirely between two hotels in Markham, Ontario, Daniel, a sex worker, must decide if meeting with his next client, a highly controversial political figure, is worth the risk. Playing June 29th & 30th only. Tickets at fu-gen.org.

  

WAYNE CAST IN 'A DINNER PARTY'

The latest short film from Lucky Dime Films is a surreal satire set in a post-apocalyptic world where a young woman invites three disturbingly strange guests to dinner. Wayne stars as Simon, a grotesque dying man who always seems to have the last laugh. From the minds of Michèle Kaye & Tejasvi Bhalla and featuring Alyssa Capriotti, Sarah Slywchuk & Winny Clarke this piece tackles climate change denial and the hollowness of millennials. 

FASTLOVE IN RESIDENCE

It seems Calgary can't get enough of Wayne; this April he will be an Artist-in-Residence through Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre's 2019 DiscomfortLAB. He will be working alongside frequent collaborator J. Stevens and Director Justin Many Fingers to develop the next phase of his three-part solo show, fastLOVE.  

CURTAINS PREMIERES AT FLUID FEST 2018

Wayne's latest installation work, Curtains, will be making it's World Premiere at Fluid Fest 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. Running from October 26th & 27th as part of the Body in Space art party created by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

THE GIFT GIVER - NOW ON VIMEO!

After a successful festival run, Denis Theriault's provocative short film, The Gift Giver, is now available to watch exclusively on Vimeo. Starring Wayne as a young man who attends an HIV support group with the intention of purposely contracting the virus, this piece opens up discussion surrounding HIV/AIDS health and bug-chasing subculture.

NEPTUNE THEATRE'S
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

This Fall, Wayne will be making his Neptune Theatre debut in the Atlantic Canadian Premiere of Shakespeare in Love. Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, this landmark production, helmed by newly appointed Artistic Director Jeremy Webb, features a legendary local cast that promises to give you a performance you won't soon forget. 

CRAVE PLAYS 2018 TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

Wayne is very excited to be joining the cast of Pure Carbon/The Crave Collective's production of Sarah Cane's Crave. A fan of Ms. Kane's work since high school, the opportunity to cultivate this work alongside fellow performers Laura Meadows, Liz Der and Breanna Maloney is a dream come true. A darkly poetic assault of the senses, Crave is a powerful dissection of the psyche and the games we plays with ourselves. 

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