Performance Academy 4 with Moynan King

Spring 2018

The Commons @ 401 Richmond
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440
Moynan King

Performance: Academy 4



FADO Performance Art Centre newest recurring performance series takes on the abstract form of a school, a university, a workshop, a class or a course, in the form of our own homemade academy.


Informed by her Phd thesis work which focusses on Canadian women performance and theatre artists, King leads the third in the Performance: Academy series. Expect serious information to be delivered and salon-style conversations to be had. Also, a field trip. 



Dates/Time: Spring 2018

More details coming soon!


Location: The Commons @ 401 Richmond

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440



ABOUT Moynan King

Originally from East Farnham, Quebec, Moynan King is a Toronto-based performer, director, curator, writer and scholar.


As an actor she has over forty professional film, theatre and TV credits, most recently roles in the hit CBC series Baroness von Sketch Show, and John Greyson’s silent subway thriller Murder in Passing and his upcoming feature Last Car. She is the author of six plays, the creator of performance installations, including the The Beauty Salon and Mothering, and was the co-creator and director of trace, which toured across Canada in 2015. She has been an artist-in-residence at Studio 303 in Montreal, and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse. Moynan was co-founder and director of the Hysteria Festival (2003–2009), co-director of the Rhubarb! Festival (2003–2005), and has curated many a cabaret (Cheap Queers; Explain Yourself; Anne Made Me Gay; City of Freaks; Strange Sisters; Hysteria @ Edgy Women). 


A PhD Candidate at York University, Moynan’s academic writing has been published in journals (Canadian Theatre Review; nomorepotlucks; Canadian Literature), and books (More Caught in the Act; Once More, With Feeling; Compulsive Acts; Toronto Theatre and Performance). She was the editor of Canadian Theatre Review, issue 149, Queer Performance: Women and Trans Artists


ABOUT Performance Academy

Performance Academy is a platform in which artists constitute their own school of learning–performing pedagogy–for an audience in the form of peer-to-peer academia, where self-organizing and personal experience as knowledge is valued over institutionalized frameworks. Artists, writers and creative thinkers from the performance art milieu as well as adjacent practices such as curation, social practice, film/video and more, develop and offer mini-courses (of 3 or more sessions dissmeinted over several weeks) presenting ideas and covering a range of topics and  that each facilitator is already an expert in (however one might define "expert"). A workshop in the form of a performance; a performance in the form of a school.


Through a sustained commitment to collective learning, Performance: Academy transforms the concept of a course into a group performance. 



Performance Academy: 2017–2018


Performance Academy 1



September 2017


Performance Academy 2

Dino Dinco

October 2017


Performance Academy 3

Cindy Baker

December 2017


Performance: Academy 4

Moynan King

Spring 2018

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