Nehassaiu deGannes | Creator | The Onion Cellar

For Driftwood: Hamlet

Other Credits (selected): Measure for Measure (Shakespeare & Co.), Is God Is (Soho Rep,) Never Not Once, SWEAT (Theatre Aquarius,) Intimate Apparel, Or, (Shakespeare & Co.,) Brave New World (Theatre Passe Muraille.)

About: As an immigrant actor, poet, maker, constantly crossing borders of language, borders of imagination – my grandmother’s Scarborough kitchen was pole-star, crossroads, gathering space: a constellation of food and stories. Having devised with NYC’s The Assembly, whose SEAGULLMACHINE merges Chekhov’s and Heiner Mueller’s riffs on Hamlet, and played in Buran Theatre’s meditation on Thomas Mann’s The MountainT.B. Sheets, I am thrilled to come home and devise The Onion Cellar with fellow Canadian story-makers.