Role(s) in this year's festival:
Miles Tuck: "Tuck Everlasting"
I am preparing for the years NUOVA program by really digging into myself to find who I am as a musical theatre artist and finding what it is exactly I can bring to the table, and finding out what it is that I can't bring to the table so I know what it is I can be working on throughout the program. The way I'm doing that is honing in on my voice as a singer and singing songs that challenge me whether that be style or range. For me this highlights my strengths and weaknesses.
What attracts me to NOUVA is it's short but intense focus on training a musical theatre artist. I am currently studying in the BFA at the UofA, and though the UofA's program is full of great learning opportunities, musical theatre goes wayside. So I see this as an opportunity to get real, intense and fulfilling musical theatre training while I'm still in my education period as an artist. And I am approaching this year as this is my last summer before I am graduated from UofA and I want to have as many tools under my belt before I do.
Patrick is a young and aspiring artist here in Alberta. He is currently studying at the University of Alberta in their BFA Acting program, he will be entering his 4th and final year this upcoming fall. Patrick has been involved in theatre since he was 15 years old, he began his work through his highschool and eventually branched out to community theatre in Calgary with theatre such as; Storybook, Front Row Centre Players, Loose Moose, Dirty Laundry YYC, CAST Youth Singers YYC, and few others. Some of his favorite roles were; Randal Bring It On (Storybook), Glen Gulia Wedding Singer (FRC), Max Street Blood (UofL mainstage). Patrick is beyond excited to be apart of this years Nuova program!