“A Day in the Life” with Writer and Performer Adam Grant Warren

Adam Grant Warren is an incredibly talented artist with a heart of gold, an impressive CV, and an absolutely terrible sense of direction. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and works across theatre, dance, film, and literature. He’s a newly appointed Artistic Associate with Realwheels Theatre and has been a member of All Bodies Dance Project since 2014.

Adam hails from Newfoundland, a place that has shaped him with both its culture and its lack of wheelchair accessibility. He’s not a “Newfie” or a “Newf”, and his accent only comes out when he’s excited, tipsy, or both. He moved to so-called Vancouver almost twenty years ago to attend Vancouver Film School and stayed to build a life and an artistic community on the West Coast.

Adam has performed on screen, in theatres big and small, on CBC Radio, in Disney World, in multiple parking lots, and on one extremely hot rooftop during a heat dome. He lives with his delightful wife Saleshni, whom he both met and married at the Vancouver Public Library. He loves Dungeons & Dragons, and he works much too hard.

-Written by Naomi Brand, Artistic Director of All Bodies Dance Project, and Adam’s dear friend

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Adam dancing “Verbatim” with the fantastically talented Naomi Brand.
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A rare day of rest with the All Bodies Dance fam.
Mom, Dad, and big sister. They came all the way from Newfoundland to see Adam’s show at The Cultch!
Adam with his wedding party at the VPL.
Adam, caught indulging in one of his two super-nerdy hobbies… Lego came first, D&D much later.
Adam and his wife, Saleshni, hanging out in Copenhagen. Everyone who meets them both inevitably likes her more than they like him!
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A winter memory of Adam and Saleshni moving through the world together.
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The dearest ones out for sushi.


Which ’hood are you in?

I live in Burnaby and work in any number of Vancouver dance or theatre spaces.

What do you do?

I’m a writer-performer. These days mostly theatre, movement, and prose. But I’m happy to head back to film for the right project with the right team!

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently on commission for a new play with Realwheels Theatre, and a new movement piece for the Chutzpah! Festival. In 2024, I’ll be joining The Scotiabank Dance Centre as Artist-in-Residence. So, starting to think about that piece too.

Where can we find your work?

Follow @allbodiesdance, @thedancecentrebc, and @realwheelstheatre on Instagram! Personally, I’m a little allergic to social media, but you can always say hello on my website.


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