Grand Canyon wants you to have fun making whatever it is you’re making. We aim to provide an affordable and accessible space to artists and weirdos across all mediums. We strive to create an inclusive and safe atmosphere and hope you feel at home in our home.

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Bri Proke

Bri Proke is an accomplished west coast film & theatre creator who currently resides in Toronto, ON. Bri has worked for a gamut of arts organizations across the country with a specific focus in Marketing and Audience Services. Some companies include Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Bard on the Beach, PuSh International Performance Arts Festival, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Luminato Festival and Toronto Fringe Festival. Bri is the co-artistic director of Blood Pact Theatre, the director of Fools Collective Inc., and now, co-manager of Grand Canyon. Bri has worked on a variety of film projects over the years, and her first feature film Shark Week (written and directed by her, starring Bryce), is set to hit the festival circuit this upcoming season. Bri has written, directed and produced a variety of theatrical works over her past 5 years in Toronto, and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Bri was one of the recent recipients of the Harold Award. 

Bryce Hodgson

Bryce is a graduate of the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York City, co founder of the Blind Pig Theatre in Vancouver, long time member of the Godlight theatre company (NYC) and Artistic director of the Blood Pact Theatre. Bryce writes, acts, and creates music for theatre productions. Bryce also shoots pictures, makes zines and over the years has played in many different punk bands.  Theatre credits include In the Heat of the Night, Deliverance, (Godlight) Much Ado About Nothing (Unit 102), Piranha Club (Blood Pact), Kitty Kitty Kitty, Suburbia, This is our Youth, and Frankenstein (Blind Pig).

Some TV and Film credits include The Killing, Kid Cannabis, Supernatural, Farely Legal, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Falling Skies and IZombie

In 2015 he was nominated for a drama desk award for his work in Deliverance

Quinn Hoodless

Quinn is an Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Stage Technician and Musician hailing from London Ontario’s Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College. Moving to Toronto in 2014 to pursue a career in Audio Engineering he interned at Noble Street Studios while also building a career as a theatre technician. Before Long he became the head technician of the Factory Theatre’s studio space and an IATSE Local 58 member. While there he used his free time to develop his interests in photography, sound design for film and musicianship. Quinn recorded, designed and mixed the sound for Bri Proke’s feature film Shark Week, released 3 songs, produced a zine with Kathrine Anne and recorded an album with Cat and the Queen all within a year. After 2 years at the Theatre he decided it was time to focus on sound as a career path so he has left Factory Theatre for work at the post production studio Boombox Sound where he is a sound designer and audio engineer. Not being done with theatre though he decided to join Bri Proke and Bryce Hodgson in the opening of Grand Canyon Theatre.

Tracy Varju

Tracy moved to Toronto in 2019 from Vancouver, BC. She is an actor, writer, producer and Grand Canyon’s Social Media Sage. She graduated from Capilano University’s Stage and Screen program in 2011; that summer, she and five of her classmates went on a Fringe tour across Canada performing in Montreal, Saskatoon and Edmonton. After that, Tracy began focusing more on acting in TV/Film and a few years ago started making her own films. Check, is her first short film that she wrote, produced and starred in about her experience with OCD. Check, has been in a handful of festivals and won the Best Short Award at the Covellite International Film Festival. She’s stoked to be a part of such a wicked team and finally spend some more time focusing on theatre.