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Artist-in-Residence with Youth Climate Lab



Summer 2020





Savanna is a gun-for-hire producer of the broke and beautiful. She is an organizer of secret midnight meetings, an instigator of resistance, and a recruiter of citizens. Her cause is art without permission. As a creator-performer, she has toured Canada with her weird little shows about garbage puppets and science ghosts. She is a loner and co-conspirator. She is a killjoy feminist, a recreational mad scientist, and a ruthless proponent of kindness.

She has been nominated for the City of Calgary RBC Emerging Artist Award, the Vancouver Fringe Artistic Risk Award, and the Calgary Fringe Emerging Artist Award. She is a recipient of the University of Alberta New Works Festival Playwright Award. Savanna has hustled for numerous arts organizations/festivals across Alberta and countless scrappy indie artists around the globe.



4 -7 JUL, 2019

Edmonton, AB, Canada


A behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal tour of Edmonton's Waste Management Facility led by their artist-in-residence: Leanne Olson! What a (smelly) dream!

I participated in this workshop as research for WASTELANDS. Municipal waste management is SO COOL. In another life I might have been a garbageman...Science, public policy, climate justice - this gig would have it all.

2 - 10 Aug, 2019

Calgary, AB, Canada

Director of Artist Services | The Calgary Fringe Festival

I return as Director of Artist Services for the Calgary Fringe Festival! It's the dream job. See shows, chat with artists, and make sure everyone is having a fun, safe, and profitable Fringe.

Come out and say hi! I'lll be in the line-ups and bopping back and forth between the two festivals hubs: Downtown and Inglewood. I might even work up the courage to scoot around on those new-fangled Limes. Pray for my ankles.

Nov - Mar 2019

Berlin, Germany


For five months, I'll be bumming around Berlin, researching and revising my play, WASTELANDS, into its second draft. You know what that means...I'm going to have GERMAN library cards to add to the collection. Oh, man. Bibliophile nerd dreams fullfilled. 

16 - 26 AUG, 2018

Edmonton, AB, Canada

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER | French Hub in the Edmonton International Fringe Festival

You can take the girl out of the Edmonton Fringe, but you can't take the Edmonton Fringe out of the girl. I'll be heading to Edmonton (this time without a show) to help produce not one - but TWO - venues in the festival. Running Venues 36 and 37 in La Cité Francophone is no small feat. This is the largest  Fringe festival in North America. Gotta bring my game face! And an IV for steady coffee supply.

Mar - June 2018

Calgary, AB, Canada

WASTELANDS | Provocation Series in the IGNITE! Festival

Swallow-a-Bicycle makes the sort of theatre and practices the kind of values I aspire to unleash into the world. So, it is a huge deal that I can announce their support of my new play, WASTELANDS! In the up-coming months, SAB will be supporting the growth of this wacky new project and then presenting it at the IGNITE! Festival in June. 

SEPT - Feb, 2020

Edmonton, AB, Canada

FUND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT | International Festival of Winter Cinema

Imagine sitting under a gentle snowfall, sipping hot chocolate, and watching winter cinema on a snow screen under the stars. The International Festival of Winter Cinema screens winter, alpine, and Northern films every February during the Silver Skate Festival in Hawrelak Park.

How do you bulwark the financial health of a quickly-growing festival that is 100% free to the public (i.e. no admission or ticketing revenues)? Challenge accepted!

April 2019

Calgary, AB, Canada

Producer | Ghost River Theatre

In 2017, I moved from Edmonton to Calgary to join Ghost River Theatre as their Artistic intern. A year later, I'm  rejoining the company as their Producer. Bonkers!

I worked on GIANT and THE INTUITION PROJECT during my internship and am looking forward to supporting the remount and tour of ONE - along with many new pojects currently in development. How nice to be coming home!

27 and 28 Oct, 2018

Calgary, AB, Canada

Instructor | Producer Bootcamp

Registration is now open for my Producer Bootcamp: a 2-day intensive that will teach you how to produce your own work. And the timing couldn't be better. Canadian Fringe festivals are opening their 2019 application lotteries. 


Space is limited. Click here for more details!

July 2018

Calgary, AB, Canada

DIRECTOR OF ARTIST SERVICES | The Calgary  Fringe Festival

It's the dream job: supporting artists as they create and produce their art - from newbies to internationally touring vets, locals to the out-of-towners. Guess what?! I'm joining the Calgary Fringe team to create and lead the brand-new department of Artist Services!!


Calgary, AB, Canada

APN Mentorship Program | Alberta Playwrights' Network

For one year, I'm joining the Alberta Playwrights' Network Mentorship Program to write my new play, WASTELANDS. I'll be receiving development support, while meeting and sharing work with a network of playwrights in Calgary. I'm is especially looking forward to making friends with all the artists in her new hometown! ALL THE FRIENDZ!!!!

15 - 25 Aug, 2019

Edmonton, AB, Canada

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER | French Hub in the Edmonton International Fringe Festival

I recruited, trained, and managed volunteers to staff approximately 240 volunteer hours between two venues in the French Quarter for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. And then Jon opened a new venue...that's about 120 more hours to staff!

Can I do it?! Will every theatre have Front of House?! Of course they will! But I will need to bribe, guilt-trip, and favour-exchange literally every Edmontonian I know...

Apr - June 2019

Calgary, AB, Canada

FESTIVAL PRODUCER The IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

I've produced shows in festivals as an artist. I've worked in festivals as staff. I've attended festivals as a patron. I've volunteered for festivals as a board member. I've done just about everything except run a festival. Well, check that off the list now!

It's official. I'm is the brand-new Festival Producer for the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists June 12 - 15, 2019! Wow!

6 - 16 SEPT, 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada

WASTELANDS | Vancouver International Fringe Festival

My newest play, WASTELANDS, is coming to the Vancouver Fringe! 


An apocalyptic comedy about garbage and the pieces of trash who produce it.


For tickets and more information, please visit the Vancouver Fringe website.

5 - 9 June, 2018

Calgary, AB, Canada

WASTELANDS | Provocation Series in the IGNITE! Festival

After half a year of hard work and grit, WASTELANDS is receiving a workshop performance run. Special thanks to the Alberta Playwrights' Network and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre for development support.


For tickets and more information, please visit the IGNITE! Festival website. WASTELANDS is part of the Provocation Series.

Nov 2017 - July 2018

Calgary, AB, Canada


Back in 2016, I took GRT's Devised Theatre Intensive and leaped into the mysterious world of devised creation. Gird your loins! I get to continue this jump into the unknown by accepting a nine-month artistic and producing internship - for which I'll be relocating to Calgary in the New Year! In addition to flexing my artistic administration guns, I'll be workshopping ny own play, SHADOWLANDS, and contributing to the creation of THE INTUITION PROJECT, opening fall 2018.



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