MEET WALK&TALK

Meet the collaborators that walk the walk & talk the talk!
Walk&Talk is a collective of performance-creators, playwrights and singer-songwriters; a crew always eager to collaborate with other dreamers and doers!

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DUNCAN COX

Co-Founder, Composer, Music Director, Collaborator, Performer

Duncan Cox (he/him) is a musical artist who works primarily as a composer/lyricist with a focus on the genres of folk/rock, storytelling, and musical theatre. A self taught multi-instrumentalist, he plays a seemingly endless swath of instruments that get more obscure the longer you spend with him. Duncan is proud to work professionally through the country as an actor (Rainbow Stage/MTC) as well as in the music scene playing/singing with various groups in addition to his solo act. On a personal note, he enjoys kayaking and a good hash brown casserole when the weather permits.

TANNER MANSON

Co-Founder, Artistic Producer, Movement Director, Collaborator, Performer

Tanner Manson (he/him) is a queer artist specializing in devised performance creation, poetry and physical theatre. He grew up in rural Manitoba and currently resides in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. Expect big ideas & whimsical worlds filled with love in his work. He does a little bit of everything and loves everything a lot- from performing, to collective creation, to facilitation, to administration, to constructing sets, to constructing scripts. He has worked administratively & artistically with a healthy handful of companies in the prairies including Theatre Projects Manitoba & One Trunk Theatre.

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BEN TOWNSLEY

Co-Founder, Lead Playwright, Collaborator, Performer

Ben Townsley (he/him) is a creator, performer and singer with a love of language, music and the absurd. Ben is a big believer in the idea of “accessibly deep theatre” and creates work that is both fun and raucous, as well as intricate and heartfelt. He acts as the lead playwright of the award winning theatre company, Walk&Talk Theatre. He has been writing for Walk&Talk since 2016 with no signs of slowing down, receiving critical acclaim for The Ballad of Johnny Boy (Winner of the Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play, 2018) and other award nominated works, “KING” (2017) and The Headliners (2019).

DANIELLE FRIESEN

Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Danielle describes her learning as a “tool-kit” — always adding new pieces of knowledge to becoming a stronger person and artist. She strove to understand the language of graphic design to be able to communicate for artists and individuals doing great things. Danielle has been thrilled by the opportunity to create for Walk&Talk over the past 5 years. She is forever thankful for the trust of this incredible theatre company and looks forward to what is next in their scripts.

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