Garry Williams


Born in Halifax in 1973, raised in the US and Berlin, Germany, Garry lives and works in Halifax as a theatre artist, teacher and musician. He holds a degree in Music and English from Mt. Allison University, and studied Music and Theatre at Manhattanville College, NY and the Free University (FU) Berlin. He works year-round as an actor, director, singer, songwriter/composer and playwright, whose work has taken him across Canada, and to Europe.

In 2004, Garry founded DaPoPo Theatre and provided artistic direction with associate directors Eric Benson and Kim Parkhill, with productions such as The Sex Play (2006), Sunday in the Park With George (2007), When Did You Last See My Mother?, the original musical revue So… What About Love? (2009), Julius Caesar (2010), and his original play Jesus Is A Faggot (2014). Garry featured Sky Gilbert as part of the annual DaPoPo Live-Festival, as well as Guillermo Verdecchia, DanielMacIvor and HugoDann. In 2013, he co-presented DaPoPo's 'The Drinking Game' in Lethbridge, Alberta for Theatre Outré.

Outside of his work with DaPoPo, Garry has worked with queer friendly companies including AngelsAndHeroes? (Fewer Emergencies); the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop (Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Alcina); Us vs Them (A Tournament of Lies, Litmus Road); and TheatreSpeak (Mimi). He is an ardent supporter of the Playwrights' Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC), and a member of Theatre Nova Scotia.

Garry has worked with the YouthProject, founded and co-facilitated the Queer Youth Ensemble Acting Out! with RichieWilcox and Kym Butler in 2010-2011. He has appeared as part of the QueerActs Festival, and has been delighted to perform in support of NSRAP and Halifax Pride. Garry has become a staple of [[MenzBar|Menz & Mollyz], where he hosts the weekly Sing-Along Show Tunez on Saturday nights; a soirée of (mostly) original songs, A Little Cabaret, with Kristi Anderson and Zach Faye; and the ever-popular Café DaPoPo, and DaPride Café, with DaPoPo Theatre.

July 25, 2013
Café DaPride: DaPoPo Theatre's Ceelbration of Queer Theatre, Music & Performance "Order songs, scenes, rants and other tasty performances right to your table." at MenzAndMollyz.
October 13, 2015
First public reading of Kamp. Photo here.
2015 - fall
We have three public showings of The FEAR Project, DaPoPo?'s latest collaborative creation project, as part of the Live-In Festival's closing weekend, performed by Kristi Anderson and Garry Williams, workshop direction by Guillermo Verdecchia.