THE COMPANY

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DUNCAN COX

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

Duncan Cox is a multi-faceted artist who works primarily in the music department. He works as a composer and songwriter with a focus on the genres of folk/rock, storytelling, and musical theatre. In this capacity he uses his talents as a self taught multi-instrumentalist primarily playing the guitar but also the piano, bouzouki, button accordion, tin whistles, bass, various forms of percussion, the list goes on and only gets more and more obscure. He is a co-founder of Walk&Talk Theatre Company (the cheekiest group in all of Winnipeg, or so I’m told), and serves as their Composer/Lyricist as well as a performer. He has worked on 5 of their productions including “The Ballad of Johnny Boy”, which was the recipient of the Harry S. Rintoul award for Best New Manitoba Play. He is incredibly excited for the show they have on the horizon in conjunction with Theatre Projects Manitoba currently titled End of the Line. 

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TANNER MANSON

Co-Founder, Production Manager, 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 absurdist thoughts filled with love in his work. He does a little bit of everything and loves everything a lot- from performing, to administration, to constructing sets, to constructing scripts.

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BEN TOWNSLEY

Co-Founder, Lead Writer, Collaborator, Performer

Ben Townsley 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 serves as Walk&Talk’s playwright and has spent the years writing, singing and playing alongside his collaborators in the creation of “KING” (2017), The Ballad of Johnny Boy (2018), The Headliners (2019) and Blink (2020).

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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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MADDY WERY

Stage Manager

  Maddy Wery is a lover of theater, comedy, and the general absurdity of life. While she got her start with highschool plays, acting on stage, Maddy soon became enamored with everything behind it. With focuses in stage management, set design, and stage makeup, she soon found that this is where she's truly passionate.