KAIROS THEATRE

The opportune moment.

 

ABOUT KAIROS

We are Natalia Bushnik and Robin Luckwaldt. Together, we form KAIROS theatre.

There is a complex, grey morality in each of us. We strive to connect to this place through our work. Above all, our mission is to give power to the underestimated through performance. We are, predominantly, a physical theatre company; the stories and the structures of our plays are dependent upon the movement score supporting our original text. We have collaborated on, and produced four original works. Our first, The Bathtub Girls, is a fiction inspired by the first documented case of sibling matricide in Canada. The Bathtub Girls began as a contact improvisation project at the University of Windsor in 2016, and has since travelled through Canada, and in the U.S.A. (Twin Cities Horror Festival, Minneapolis, 2018).

Though we have only performed our own creative works in the past, we are open to receiving script submissions. To request a booking or performance, contact KAIROS at kairostheatreco@gmail.com, or on our contact forum via this website.

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Photo by Denise Grant.

Photo by Denise Grant.

Natalia Bushnik

Natalia is a creator and performer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a founding member of KAIROS. She is represented by Angela Wright (film/TV), and Paul Smith (voice), at Edna Talent Management Ltd. She is driven by her passion for storytelling by creating immersive and meticulous worlds that reveal the human experience in unexpected ways. She is a horror-genre super-fan, and is continuing to explore how to terrorize theatre-goers. Natalia was one of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators of 2016/2017, Theatre Gargantua’s Roundtable 2016/2017, and is currently a member of Expect Theatre’s playwriting unit. Her one-woman show, Maybelle’s Guide to Maintaining Perfection, was awarded ‘Outstanding Original Script’ and ‘Outstanding Acting Performance’ at the London One-Act Festival 2016, adjudicated by Maja Ardal. As an active member of the voice-acting community, she portrayed the Angelina Jolie-inspired character of Dyme, on the animated feature film, Wish!, which screen at Cannes Film Festival. She currently voices the popular animated character, Candy - a genius, feminist, stripper - on CBC’s Winston Rowntree’s peoplewatching (Best Webseries, Fiction - Canadian Screen Awards, 2017; Best Webseries - BANFF Media Festival), as well as the nerdy yet feisty young turtle, Christian, and the encouraging southern-belle teacher, Ms. Sally Seahorse, on Pureflix’s Adventures of the Seakids!. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor B.F.A. Acting Program (Honours). Additional training includes the Saratoga International Theatre Institute, the Stratford Academy Program, and OpenJar’s Musical Theatre Intensive in NYC.


Photo by Callum Gunn.

Photo by Callum Gunn.

Robin Luckwaldt Ross

Robin is a theatre maker originating in the Ottawa Valley, and a founding member of KAIROS, as well as OPIA Theatre. She works to give power to the underestimated through performance. With kairos she has collaborated on the creation, direction, production, and performance of three original works: The Bathtub Girls, a duet with her creative partner, Natalia Bushnik, as part of Then They Fight’s development series, Then Speak, as well as 2016’s Hamilton Fringe, where it won the Critics’ Choice award. The Bathtub Girls will continue on to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this coming July; Best Before:, a site-specific, short play for the Hamilton Frost Bites Festival; and Study of a Gambler in Neon, a solo masked piece which performed at the London One Act Festival, where it received the Adjudicator’s Award for Research and Matured Performance. With OPIA Theatre Collective, Robin originated the role of Rosaleen for the current production of Widow’s Wedding Dress, which toured through Southern Ontario, and has won three Brickenden Awards, with seven nominations. Other credits include Medea in The Edge Productions’ bash: latter-day plays, Juliet in Seven Siblings’ adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Love Unbound, and Thetis in Patria Music/Theatre’s Asterion, where Robin also worked on set construction for three years. At the University of Windsor, Robin performed as Ernestine in The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Lady Froth in The Double Dealer, Company in To Moscow, and Company in The Crucible. Robin is currently a part of Broken Soil’s Playwrights’ Unit, and has recently participated in Theatre Gargantua’s Roundtable program. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor. Her studies outside of University of Windsor include training with the Saratoga International Theatre Institute Company, and the Moscow Art Theatre School.