Eish van Wieren
Assistant to the Costume Designer -
The Tilco Strike, The Cavan Blazers
Eish Van Wieren (they/them) is a white (Dutch/UK) trans-nonbinary transdisciplinary theatre practitioner, performer, playwright, mask maker and costume designer originally from Mohkinstsis/Calgary and currently based in Tkaranto/Toronto. The wonders of plants, animals and magic, along with the horror of their dysmorphia, inform their creation of creatures, stories and masks. They are interested in using the wonderful to explore the dreadful. Eish is passionate about staging trans/queer stories while building teams that reflect the stories on stage. Eish is an alumni of Playwright’s Workshop Montreal Young Creator’s Unit 2021-2022, Tarragon Theatre’s Extended Young Playwriting Unit 2021 and a current member of the Nightwood Innovators 2022-2023. Their work has been supported by the Canada Council, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Theatre Outre, Buddies in Bad Times, Playwright’s Workshop Montreal, Theatre Outre, Swallow-a-Bicycle, Nightwood Theatre and more.