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Physical Theatre Artists

Meet The Theatre Artists

Get to know the local dancers and performers behind The Lakeview Village InSitu Multi Arts Festival

Jeffrey Lapira (He/Him)

Jeffrey Lapira (He/Him) is a Filipino-Canadian artist born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario with a practice in dance performance, collaborative making and contemporary-street aesthetics. He is expected to graduate in Spring 2024 with a BFA in Dance Performance from Toronto Metropolitan University. During his undergraduate training, he has interpreted works by Hanna Kiel, Valerie Calam and Vicki St. Deny. He has been featured in various programs by Fall For Dance North and the Common Ground Festival. Jeffrey is thrilled to hit the stages across the globe spreading his love and energy to everyone he performs for.

Photo Credit: Kendra Epik

Clarke Blair (she/her)

Clarke Blair (she/her) is a queer emerging dance and dance-theatre artist based in Toronto. She has worked as a collaborator and performer with Frog in Hand (Colleen Snell & Noelle Hamlyn), Social Growl Dance (Riley Sims), Naishi Wang, Adehleid (Heidi Strauss), and Susannah Haight, and she was a company member with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre from 2011 – 2015. Her choreographic work has been presented in Toronto, Barrie, Edmonton, Calgary and Auckland, New Zealand. Clarke “practices performance” as a science educator at the Ontario Science Centre, and she holds a BSc in cell biology from the University of Toronto.

Photo Credit: Kendra Epik

Robert Feetham

Rob is a Dora award-winning actor, comedian, clown, and mime. In 2022 he performed in the 5-time Dora-winning production of Italian Mime Suicide (Bad New Days/ The Theatre Centre). Since 2013, he has toured 16 countries with Corpus Dance Projects, Les Moutons. He is also one half of the comedy duo Tasty Sandwich, with whom he has created five Rob & Edwin comedy shows. Rob also has a one-man mime adaptation of Jules Verne's classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Rob is now very excited to be a part of In Situ’s Lost Museum project!

Callahan Connor

Callahan Connor is a performer, spoken word artist, composer, and certified music therapist. He celebrates the unique power of the arts to connect human beings to community, meaning, dignity, self-knowledge, creativity, resilience, and joy. In 2013, he placed 2nd in the country at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship. He lived in India from 2016-2018, where he was fortunate to study tabla, sitar, and konnakkol. He earned a Master’s in Music Therapy from Laurier in 2022, and is currently on a quest to get real good at the fiddle. For 12 years he has been an enthusiastic collaborator with Frog in Hand, and is thrilled to be collaborating on In Situ - The Lost Edition, pursuing the mystery of ‘lost music’.

Photo Credit: Rajesh Kapoor

Leo Dragonieri

Leo Dragonieri is an actor and arts-educator from Toronto. He is a graduate of Humber Theatre’s Performance Conservatory and York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. He has channeled his love of clown and collectively created work into Piccolo’s Pasticcio, a clown show that he wrote and directed as part of York University’s Playground Festival. When Leo is not performing, he is writing for an upcoming production as an Associate Artist of Zanni Arte Productions. He also works as a Therapeutic Clown Practitioner at Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital where he tries to ease the pain of inpatient clients through levity and joy. He is so grateful to be involved in this years InSitu multi arts festival amongst other amazing artists. Catch him this summer as he will be performing in the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Hilary Wear

Hilary Wear is a theatre artist who currently trusts (and offers) 3 things: Performance (through acting, dance and Clown) ; Seasonal, Culture-Grounded mind-body-spirit-emotion practice (through Qi Gong) ; and Natural Law ( through Anishinaabemowin and Mshkiikiwag). Hilary works as an actor and as a Therapeutic Clown for paediatric and geriatric and palliative institutionalized populations and would like to take professional duo Clowning practice into prisons -just for a few hours a week! Hilary is an active caregiver for a parent with Alzheimer's disease.

Physical Theatre Artists
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