Artists in Residence


Natalie Sappier


Natalie is an artist who expresses storytelling in many forms; visual, spoken word, chanting/singing, writing which leads into present studio work which is theatre. In 2014 she was part of Theatre New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Artist’s Collective to create the original production “The Eighth Fire.” This is when Natalie re-discovered the miraculous world of theatre and with the teachings and collaborations with TNB’s “The Eighth Fire” she knew it was perfect way to bring her many stories to life. This spring of 2016 she will be mentored by Artistic Director Thom Morgan Jones and the TNB team in creating her own production.

Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith grew up along the banks of the Saint John River in Lower Woodstock, New Brunswick. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ryan enjoys performing and writing for theatres in his home province. His play LUTZ was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2011. His short play SHEPODY, RAGE AND WOLFE was recently featured as part of the National Elevator Project Plays produced by Theatre Yes in Edmonton and Halifax. Currently, he is working on a new two-act play called WHARF(developed with assistance from the 2015 Banff Playwrights Colony, Arts NB, PARC and the Canada Council for the Arts), a short book called FORTUNE OF WOLVES, a television show called FRED AND CARL ARE PARK RANGERS and he is once again serving as the Artistic Director for the Next Folding Theatre Company in Fredericton, NB.