PLAYMAKERS

Zach Fraser

Co-artistic Director

Attila Clemann

Co-artistic Director

Zach Fraser

Zach is a Montreal-based director, actor, puppeteer, puppet maker and teacher. Directing credits include Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play (RustWerk), original stage adaptations of Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis and Blindness by José Saramago (John Abbott College), META-nominated Love, Child by Anana Rydvald (Infinithéâtre), an original adaption of The Aeneid (META winner, Outstanding Indie Production, Talisman Theatre), ...and stockings for the ladies(RustWerk/HGJT). Puppet designs include Astéroïde B-612 (La Roulotte), The Nisei & the Narnauks (Persephone) for which he won a META award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre, MacBeth - Walking Shadows (Shakespeare in the Ruff), The Heretics of Bohemia (Scapegoat / Segal). Recent performances include Mémoire de Lou (Avant-Pays), Province (Talisman / Other Theatre), The Game of Love & Chance (Canadian Stage / Centaur), Trench Patterns (Infinitheatre). Zach regularly teaches at John Abbott College and the National Theatre School of Canada. Upcoming: An original creation with the 2020 graduating class at the National Theatre School.

Attila Clemann

Attila has been performing for 20 years professionally and has developed dozens of new works. After graduating from Studio 58 (Vancouver) he specialized in physical theatre travelling to Paris to study at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. He stayed on in Europe living in Switzerland for five years where he worked under a master puppeteer and travelled with other companies to Ireland, Brazil and back to Montreal. While in Montreal, Attila worked for companies such as SaBooge Theatre and Repercussion Theatre. As of 2012 Attila has been based in the Ottawa regiona and regularly works with companies such as Odyssey Theatre, and the National Arts Centre, and he teaches periodically at Ottawa University and other institutions around Ottawa.