What we’re all about
FeverGraph. We’re driven to explore stories in radical new ways by raking through their bones to draw out what has yet to be uncovered.
We seek to engage our audiences with thought-provoking ideas, stimulating their imaginations and challenging their pre-conceived notions, taking them from mere spectator to active witness. We want to take advantage of the “live-ness” of performance.
We seek to engage that relationship on a visceral level, inviting the witness to join us on the journey. We have a need to tell stories that deeply connect to the human experience and will use any source that inspires us as a jumping off point. We search for what has yet to be told, and listen for what the story needs from us.
We have a holistic approach to creation and performance, using both the mind and body to create. Our productions uniquely blend together physical, textual and visual elements in order to create a unique theatrical experience. We bring together multidisciplinary artists in a collaborative fashion to create highly innovative works ripe with stimulating imagery.
We want to break down barriers between people and artistic platforms and play, play play.
Who are we?
Zoë Sweet is a Toronto based actor, teacher and movement coach/choreographer. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from York University and received her Honours B.A. in Theatre from University of Toronto (Erindale) and Sheridan College. She has been teaching acting and movement in Toronto for the last 10 years, most recently at York University and the Upper Canada Repertory Company. She is also in training to become an Anusara Yoga Instructor. As an actress, Zoë has been seen on television and stages across the country working with companies such as The Upper Canada Repertory Company and The Classical Theatre Project. She has had the great fortune of training with some of Canada’s finest teachers including David Smukler, Melee Hutton, Judith Koltai, Erika Batdorf , Kate Hurman and Pro Actors Lab. She has also had the opportunity to workshop new plays and musicals with Nightwood Theatre and Scriptlab. Zoë is also a producer, most recently producing the acclaimed production of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Hello Again” at the Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space.
Zoë is interested in freeing up the impulses of the actor, a concept that she bases much of her teaching from. Only when the actor feels free to Play, can the actor truly immerse oneself in the work. She believes this concept not only benefits the actor, but anyone interested in freeing impulses, expression and physicality. Zoë works with students of all levels and backgrounds, from the novice participant to the experienced actor.
An advocate for using the arts to educate and ameliorate ailing societies, Zoë believes that there is a unique process of healing that takes place when engaging in theatre workshops and theatre creation. This belief lead her to co-found the World Playground Project; an arts organization that uses theatre to engage at-risk youth at home and abroad, with a focus on using theatre to give voices to the stories they have within them. She has conducted workshops in Toronto as well as Cape-Town, South Africa with this work and is planning a trip to Uganda in 2012/13.
Zoë is available for private coaching, beginner to advanced acting classes, movement coaching and choreography.
Tosha is an actor, choreographer, producer and Co-Artistic Director of FeverGraph Theatre Company. A graduate of York’s MFA acting program, she has performed with several theatre companies across Canada including Magnus Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Kaleidoscope, The Belfry and Tightrope Productions. She most recently performed in, co-produced and movement coached Praxis and FeverGraph’s production of Objections to Sex and Violence directed by Michael Wheeler at Artscape Sandbox. Other recent productions include Litmus Theatre’s Dora award winning production of Birth of Frankenstein, Fevergraph’s Look Back In Anger(Best Production Winner and Best Actress nomination “My Entertainment World”), Help Yourself with Theatre Brouhaha (Best of Fringe, Patron’s Pick, Best Featured Actress nomination “Broadway World”), Enough Rope at Summerworks and in the Canadian Premiere of Habit at the Luminato Festival. Select television and film appearances include: Reign (CW Network) Beauty and the Beast (CBS), Supernatural (WB Network), Psych (USA Network), Smallville (WB), Godiva’s (Chum), Split Decision (Aaron Spelling), Blonde and Blonder (Insight Films) and numerous commercials.
When not performing, Tosha’s passion is teaching. With over 15 years of experience, Tosha is a sought after acting and movement coach and has taught at several of Canada’s top performing arts schools including York University, Hoofer’s Performing Arts and at FeverGraph. She is currently a faculty member at the Toronto Film School and Artistic Principal at StageCoach Theatre Arts. Former students have gone on to star in productions at Stratford, Mirvish Productions, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines and various film and television projects. Tosha has also spent several years working as an assistant to some of Vancouver’s top casting directors and is also a professional adjudicator who travels to dance and drama festivals across Canada.