Derek Kwan is an actor and classical singer working at the intersection of theatre, music and movement, with an interest in the full integration of these elements in performance. He has performed in concerts, oratorios, operas, and theatre productions in Canada, Taiwan, China and Thailand, and has been nominated for 3 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his work in theatre.
Favourite recent projects: an outdoor, site-specific Winter promenade show- Tails From the City (Common Boots Theatre); Blood Wedding (Aluna Theatre/Modern Times); Fritz & Magda, an improvised promenade mask show (he was Magda), and Mr. Park vs Dale, a 1-person/2-character masked outdoor opera he wrote for tenor and viola da gamba (LabCab); a story-telling residency in kindergarten classes (Firefly Project– Theatre Direct); creating theatre for children with autism (Red Kite Project-Theatre Direct); exploring physicality and Schubert’s Winterreise with choreographer William Yong at McMichael Gallery (Luminato Festival).
Performance highlights include- theatre: God of Carnage (Butterfly Effect Theatre, Taipei),Tails From the City (Common Boots Theatre), Blood Wedding (Modern Times/Aluna), Winterreise Projekt (Harbourfront HATCH), Head à Tête (Theatre Direct), A Synonym for Love (Volcano), Unspoken (Native Earth Performing Arts), Red Snow (Red Snow Collective), A Fool’s Life (Ahuri Theatre), Banana Boys (fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company); opera/music theatre: Play of Daniel (Toronto Consort), Paradises Lost (Summerworks 2013), The Lesson of Da Ji (Toronto Masque Theatre), Tapestry New Opera’s New Opera Showcase 2012, Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins (Against the Grain), Mozart’s The Impresario (Bangkok Opera); TV: XIII Season 2, Cracked.
關顯揚 是一位活躍於國際劇場界、音樂界與肢體表演的演員及古典樂演唱家，對於表演藝術抱持著與日俱增的興趣與熱忱更為他累積了不少經驗。畢業於多倫多大學主修音樂系，也曾跟隨邱曙葦於上海音樂學院研習音樂。接著關顯揚更於加拿大、中國及泰國表演藝術歌曲、清唱劇和歌劇。專攻於巴洛克時期音樂和表演訓練、當代歌劇和藝術歌曲、音樂及肢體表演；近期更致力在為多倫多的Lab Cab 藝術節，創作與演出獨角分飾歌劇 《Mr. Park vs Dale》，也就是一人分飾兩角的演唱表演。