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Never Gonna Give You Up

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A cyclical drag performance of Lisa Stansfield's 1997 chart-topping cover of Barry White's Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up

Run Time: 70 Minutes 

Created & Performed by Wayne Burns 

Sound Design by Aaron Collier 

  • World Premiere - 2022 In The Soil Art Festival, Sainte-Catherines, ON


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A young man comes to grips with the dangers of recreating cinematic moments in real life. 


Run Time: 40 Minutes

Created & Performed by Wayne Burns 

Dramaturgy by Mx. Katie Sly

Workshop Direction by Justin Manyfingers

Cinematography by J Stevens

Workshop Performance

  • 2018 Rhubarb Festival's Bi-Visibility Cabaret - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON


  • 2019 DiscomfortLAB - Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, Calgary, AB 


  • 2022 OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant - Tarragon Theatre


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A live installation of a young man running from something unseen. 

Run Time: 2.5 Hours

Created & Performed by Wayne Burns 

Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design by Bryce Hodgson

Additional Music by Bri Proke

Costume Assistant Emma Banigan

  • World Premiere -  Eastern Front Theatre - 2022 Marco Digitals: Connections - Dartmouth, NS


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A single mother attends her first parent-teacher meeting at her son's new school. 

Run Time: 65 minutes

Created & Performed by Wayne Burns 

Original Direction by Adam Lazarus & Jodi Essery

Additional Direction by Petra O'Toole


Workshop Presentations

  • The National Theatre School of Canada, Montréal, QC

  • Solo-icious: Solo Festival, Halifax, NS

East Coast Tour

  • ​The Marigold Centre, Truro, NS

  • The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS 

  • The Box Theatre, Toronto, ON

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