resilio (formerly the Circus Project)

conceived & directed by sabrina evertt and Julie mcIsaac        Circus Choreography by CIrCusWest

Creative Contributors & Performers: Sidonie Adamson, Patti Allan, Nabil Ayoub, Sabrina Evertt, Cameron Fraser, Julie McIsaac, Sean Sonier, Agnes Tong & Lindsay Warnock

For CircusWest: Jay Nunns & Jonel Earl

Production Assistant: Madelyn Osborne


History of Development:

Development & Workshop - December 4 - 23, 2017 at CircusWest, Vancouver, BC   

In the fall of 2016, Firepot Performance began Research & Development for the creation of an original, devised physical theatre production.

Using the circus as a metaphor for the controlled, curated persona we present to the world, “The Circus Project” takes inspiration from a particular incident in the novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, in which a magical travelling circus loses its balance, “breaks” momentarily, and shatters the illusion of its perfection. Why do we perform perfection, masking the imperfections of our minds and bodies, hiding our brokenness, our disease, our injuries? As human beings burdened by shame, fear, and past trauma, “The Circus Project” explores our common ability to brave that which limits us, and asks the question: what does it mean to be truly heroic?

In partnership with CircusWest and its Artistic Director, Jay Nunns, the Development & Workshop of “The Circus Project” will be led by Artistic Director, Sabrina Evertt, and Artistic Associate, Julie McIsaac, featuring Sidonie Adamson, Patti Allan, Nabil Ayoub, Cameron Fraser, Sean Sonier, Lindsay Warnock and Agnes Tong.

Open Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, December 9th, 10am - 6pm at BMO Theatre Centre
  • Wednesday, December 13th, 8am - 12pm at CircusWest & 1:30 - 4pm at BMO Theatre Centre

Workshop Presentations at CircusWest:

  • Thursday, December 21st at 8pm
  • Friday, December 22nd at 8pm

The development & workshop period of "The Circus Project" has been generously supported by:


Research & Development - September 19 to October 9, 2016 featuring Raes Calvert, Julie Casselman, Lois Dawson, Jessica Hickman, Ming Hudson, Julie McIsaac, Joel Sturrock and Artistic Director, Sabrina Evertt.