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Trevor Copp

Trevor Copp

Lecturer, Physical Theatre



Trevor is the founder and artistic director of Tottering Biped Theatre (TBT) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Trevor is a theatre devisor, actor, and director specializing in contemporary and highly physical pieces. He completed a BA in Theatre Studies at UWaterloo, a MA at GuelphU, and Mime at the Marcel Marceau School in Paris. Trevor has co-created original theatre pieces which have performed throughout Canada, including Theatre Passe Muraille, Grand Theatre, Firehall Theatre and Theatre Aquarius seasons; the IMPACT 09/11/13/15, Magnetic North, Prismatic, Undercurrents, In the Soil, and Canoe Festivals; National tours, and a tour of the Middle East, Ireland, and Albania. Selected text based acting credits include Will Eno’s Thom Pain, Panych’s The Ends of the Earth, Shakespeare's Pericles; and the Canadian professional premier of Metamorphosis. He was/is a resident artist with Theatre & Company, MT Space Theatre, and Motus O Dance Theatre, and founded Tottering Biped Theatre in 2009 with which he continues to create social justice inspired work. Trevor is also a former Latin/Ballroom Dance competitor and current coach to Canada’s 2 sets of World Amateur Salsa Champions. He co-invented a gender neutral form of partner dancing whose TED.com talk has garnered 500,000 views/international speaking engagements. Trevor has worked as a professional Mime for over a decade encompassing street work, corporate work, and professional full length solo performances. Between Mime, Ballroom, and general physical skills for the stage he has taught/choreographed/coached physical theatre for The Shaw Festival, CanStage/Studio 180, Theatre Beyond Words, The Irish Classical Theatre, Zacada Circus, and the Iberoamerican Festival in Bogota, Columbia.