PETER CANN (ASSOCIATE ARTIST)

Peter Cann is a writer and director whose work spans opera, large scale site specific performance and small scale touring theatre. His international work includes collaborations with ISANGO ENSEMBLE in South Africa and TEATRO DO MONTEMURO in Portugal as well as work in South Korea, Bosnia, France and Eire. For ABSOLUTE he wrote 'Jericho Stone' with composer Simon Fraser performed in Kingston, Jamaica. Other work with Absolute Theatre includes the libretto for 'The Crowgate', a community opera set in Forest Gate and the 'Portland Stories' project. Cann and Fraser have also collaborated on work for PENTABUS, SHARED EXPERIENCE, THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE and 'Islington – The Opera' for THE YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE. In the UK he has worked for companies as diverse as BIRMINGHAM REP, WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, TALKING BIRDS and the performance art collective FINE RATS INTERNATIONAL.