Derek Kwan

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Derek Kwan is an actor, singer, and theatre creator working at the intersection of theatre, music and movement in various forms including opera, clown, and puppetry. His performing career has taken him across Canada and the globe, from London, England, to performances in Czech Republic, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and China. Derek was nominated for 3 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his work in theatre and received the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in Mr. Shi and His Lover.

Favourite recent projects: a Deaf/hearing integrated production of The Tempest (Citadel Theatre); a musical celebration of Toronto’s first multi-cultural neighbourhood The Ward Cabaret ( DBWorks); an apocalyptic animal cabaret The Cave (LUMINATO/Toronto); a 3-day intercontinental, immersive musical experience The Curious Voyage (Talk Is Free/London); an outdoor, site-specific Winter promenade show – Tails From the City (Common Boots Theatre); Lorca’s Blood Weddings (Aluna Theatre/Modern Times).