THEATRECORPS. is a contemporary theatre company based on the unceded and occupied territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. Conceived in 2016, THEATRECORPS. creates performative and design orientated work using collaborative techniques. Its name comes from the idea of satirizing the term 'corps'-which is usually used in a militant and business context-by combining it with the artistic medium that is 'theatre.' Saying or hearing the word 'corps' makes one think of the body as well.
meet the corps
Alexa entered the world of theatre in her youth through musical theatre, and is currently producing, performing in and creating contemporary works. She incorporates her love of design, costume, acting, vocal expression, clown, spectacle and criticality into all of her artistic practices. Alexa is a strong advocate for the positionality and elevation of plus size bodies on stage in modern and historical art practices as well as their consumption. She is also proudly invested in Vancouver’s burlesque and cabaret scenes, as well as a campaigner regarding the destigmatization of sex work. Alexa is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts with a BFA in Theatre Performance and Directing.
Matthew creates through writing, directing, acting, and drag. He graduated from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts with a BFA in Theatre Performance in June 2018. Matthew enjoys the unique stylings of the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht. He currently finds excitement in Brecht’s idea of gestus and creating work for “arts interest.” Being influenced by his identity, he looks forward to creating more work through THEATRECORPS. that is queer and informed with diverse perspectives, identities and bodies. He can wiggle his ears in-sync or oscillating. He is proud to be a vengeful Scorpio, pensive Gemini, and ambitious Capricorn (adjectives found on Google search).