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Paul Van Dyck

PAUL VAN DYCK

  

Nationality:    Canadian
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Since graduating from Queens Universitys Specialized Studies in Stage and Screen, Paul has lived in Montreal, Quebec, where he has performed in dozens of film, television, and theatre productions. Paul is also an award winning playwright and director, creating the critically acclaimed plays The Cyclops, Sahara Crossing, Haunted, and Paradise Lost (winner of the Best Production Award at both the New York Frigid Festival and the Atlantic Fringe Festival). Paul also directed the world premieres of Ned Coxs Mission Drive, Katharine Dempseys penumbra, and the North American premiere of Jim Burkes Cornered. Recently, Paul directed a critically acclaimed production of Peter Shaffers Equus at Montreals historic Rialto Theatre. As Artistic Director of Rabbit in a Hat Productions, five of Pauls productions have been selected to be part of Centaur Theatres Wildside Festival, including Miss Sugarpuss Must Die! (winner of the Best Production Award at the Montreal Fringe Festival), which he co-wrote and directed. Based on his commitment to excellence in theatre, the Montreal English Critics Circle presented Paul with the prestigious Revelation of the Year Award, while Nightlife Magazine named him one of the top twenty emerging artists in Montreal.

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below is a list of Paul Van Dyck's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Adventures of Mouse & Crab, The         Cyclops, The         Harvester, the         Haunted         Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!         Paradise Lost         Sahara Crossing



Adventures of Mouse & Crab, The

Synopsis:
A Darwinian fable pitting friendship against survival as a mouse and a crab find themselves trapped in a hot air balloon set for the sun.

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1st Produced:
Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal QC    Jun 2001

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Genre:
fable

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Cyclops, The

Synopsis:
When a patient at a psychiatric hospital falls in love with a young nurse, only in his imaginary world of music and magic can they be together

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1st Produced:
Geordie Space, Montreal QC    Dec 2004

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Genre:
fantasy piece

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Harvester, the

Synopsis:
In a future where time can be captured in a bottle, one man chooses to live forever even though he may be the last person on earth.

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1st Produced:
Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal QC    Jun 201

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Genre:
sci-fi

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Haunted

Synopsis:
The incredible true story of Esther Cox, who, in 1879, became the subject of the most documented poltergeist event in Canadian history.

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1st Produced:
St. James United Church, Montreal QC    Oct 2009

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Genre:
biographical play

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Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!

Synopsis:
A hilariously dark vaudevillian romp revealing Montreals Queen of Burlesque and her alter-ego in the strip down of their lives.

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By Holly Gauthier-Frankel & Paul Van Dyck

1st Produced:
Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal QC    Jun 2010

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Genre:
melodrama

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Paradise Lost

Synopsis:
This is a one-man multimedia theatrical adaptation of John Milton's 17th-century poem. Emulating Shakespeare, Milton originally intended the poem as a theatrical piece but quickly found the scope of Heaven, Hell, and everything in between far to vast for the stage. Today however, with the use of computer animation, Van Dyck's adaptation readily brings to life the Demons of Milton's imagination. When asked why Paradise Lost, Van Dyck explains, "We seem to repeat the same pivotal mistake in various incarnations throughout our history. I wanted to use the sublime language of the greatest epic poem ever written, dust off its universal message, and give it an upgrade."
- nytheatre.com

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from poem by John Milton

1st Produced:
Theatre Ste. Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec    Apr 2009

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Rabbit in a Hat Productions

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Genre:
multi media Piece 55 min

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Sahara Crossing

Synopsis:
The true account of one mans perilous and ill-conceived journey from Morocco to the Pyramids of Egypt

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1st Produced:
Theatre Ste-Catherine, Montreal QC    Nov 2007

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