Neil Cadger, MFA

Associate Professor Emeritus

Creative Studies, Theatre
Other Titles: Interdisciplinary Performance

Research Summary

Object theatre, puppetry, theatrical masks, live installations, dance/theatre.

Courses & Teaching



Neil Cadger is a performer, director and teacher who graduated from l’école Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France in 1984. He founded Wissel Theatre in Gent, Belgium in 1984 and created theatre performances which toured extensively in Europe. He co-founded Inner Fish Performance Company with Denise Kenney in 2011 to provide an infrastructure for producing and touring devised performances.  In 2017 he founded the Living Things International Arts Festival which presents local, regional, national and international performances.

Neil teaches an interdisciplinary, physical approach to performance.



diploma l’ecole Jacques Lecoq 1984; BA English UBC 1986; MFA Theatre Directing UBC 1997

Research Interests & Projects

Neil has performed with the following artists: Co. Mossoux-Bonte (BE); Ensemble Leporello (BE); One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Canada); Wissel Theatre (BE) and many others in Belgium and Canada.

Selected Grants & Awards

Grants: City of Kelowna, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Central Okanagan Foundation, Heritage Canada

Awards & Distinctions: Dora Mavor Moore Award for best directing in small theatre; Dorothy Somerset Award for Performance Development in the Visual and Performing Arts


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