In February 2015 we joined so many in the shock and heartache of the sudden loss of this incredible force in Canadian Theatre. Michael Green was a co-founder of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit, curator and driving force behind High Performance Rodeo. And so much more.
In 2001, our first year as a company, a group of Suitcase co-founders participated in OYR’s Summer Lab Intensive. Our time in Calgary inspired us to take root in St. Catharines, to engage and excite Niagara and the broader community with original theatre and performance. Fast-forward to our tour of The Keith Richards One Woman Show to western Canada last winter, built around a dream opportunity to be presented at One Yellow Rabbit’s 29th High Performance Rodeo. It was beyond an honour. That final night of our tour in Alberta, the country mourned and the sky was green.
Michael and the entire posse at One Yellow Rabbit remain a monumental inspiration to us as dear friends and mentors.
We proudly name our creative space The Green in memory of Michael, to honour his passion for performance and community, and in celebration of his humour and spirit.
The Green is our home for continued development of new work, as well as a place for our community, our peers and inspired folks to conspire, develop work, host events, perform and carry on with wild creative abandon.