Morgan Yamada Reel
Morgan’s family roots extend from Germany, Japan, and many more places, all meeting in amiskwaciwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton. She works as an actor, fight director, arts educator, creative collaborator and producer.
Morgan is a University of Alberta BFA Acting Program alum and an Advanced Actor Combatant with Fight Directors Canada, having trained at National and International FDC workshops.
She has worked at theatres across the country as an actor and fight director and has been a member of award-winning ensembles. She’s acted in new works with various companies and has also had the opportunity to perform in established works with The Citadel Theatre and Concrete Theatre.
Her work has primarily focused on new work/play development and physical-based theatre to share stories, memories, laughs and life! She has workshopped new plays and theatrical work with companies, including Thou Art Here Theatre, Cloudsway Dance Theatre, The Citadel Theatre, Concrete Theatre, The Fox Den Collective, ATP, Chromatic Theatre, Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre and many more. Collaborating on new work has taught her how theatre can explore the past, reflect the present and dream of the future.
As a fight director she has worked with high schools, universities and professional theatres, teaching workshops and courses alongside choreographing violence for productions.
She has been taking a greater interest in playwrighting, directing and producing over recent years, having worked with various collectives and now working as one of the Co-artistic Producers of Azimuth Theatre since October 2020.