Ian is a multifaceted theatre artist with roots in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Ian specializes in devised theatre, having worked as a scenic designer, a performer and a producer. His deepest obsession is puppets, or rather, anything that can be given life through animation. Ian is fascinated with the discarded, the misplaced, and the forgotten, which has developed into a sustainable practice of working with unorthodox materials. Ian is a Co-Artistic Director of Mudfoot Theatre in Calgary, Alberta and a frequent puppeteer with Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover, Vermont.