Who We Are
Gale Force Theatre was started by emerging artists, Franziska Glen and Lily Falk. Based both in Halifax and Upper Lahave, Nova Scotia, their work spans productions for children and adults that includes new Canadian works, devised productions, and puppetry. Their first production Crypthand (2019) won the Best Original Script award at the Halifax Fringe Festival and in 2021 their presented a reading of it for Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival. In summer of 2020, they created A Tale on Two Wheels, a COVID safe outdoor show for very young audiences that’s delivered to parks on tandem bicycle.
Franziska Glen is an actor, puppeteer and theatre maker living in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). She is co-artistic director of Gale Force Theatre and performed in their inaugural show Crypthand, for the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival. After completing three international tours with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s show The Rainbow Fish, Franziska spent the summer of 2019 at Bread and Puppet as an apprentice puppeteer to their circus and pageant shows. Recently she spent the summer of 2020 developing outdoor shows to be performed during the time of Covid. These include Late Night Radio with the North Barn Theatre Collective and A Tale On Two Wheels with Gale Force Theatre.
Franziska also works and creates in French. She is currently developing Satellite Théâtre’s newest show and directed Antioche for Théâtre DesAssimilés.
Lily Falk is an emerging theatre artist living in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). She is co-artistic director of Gale Force Theatre and an emerging sound designer with Neptune Theatre’s 2019/20 Chrysalis Project. Her first play, Crypthand, was developed at the 2019 PARC Colony and won the Best Original Script award at the 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival. She’s currently developing a serialized audio drama for kids. When she isn’t writing, her work spans puppetry, audio storytelling, and devised creation.