Creative Producer

Victor Pokinko

Victor is an award-winning producer, actor, and theatre-creator who has entertained audiences on stages ranging from parks to museums, from stone amphitheaters to the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. 

 

Victor joined Bad New Days officially in 2019, after working closely with Adam Paolozza as a consulting producer, grant writer, and producer of Paolozzapedia (2019). His work with Adam is centred in Bad New Days, though they have been known to work together outside of the company as well.

 

As a producer, his interest lies in carving out and supporting space for new, inventive, multidisciplinary work to be developed, explored, and shared. Outside of his work with Bad New Days, he has produced projects with Bad Hats Theatre, Pea Green Theatre, Theatre Rusticle, and The Cave Collective at venues ranging from small breweries, to independent tours of national festivals and theatres, to Soulpepper Theatre’s Family Festival, and most recently, an international webcast/production of a ground-breaking multidisciplinary song-cycle, The Cave, dreamed up by Canadian visionary artists John Millard, Tomson Highway, and Martha Ross.

 

As a performer, he is best known to Toronto audiences for his work in Bad Hats Theatre’s flagship Peter Pan, which returns to headline Soulpepper’s Family Festival for a third year in Dec/Jan 2019, and in Pea Green Theatre's critically-acclaimed Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on a Bike, which continue to tour after five consecutive years. He is known for his highly physical and absurdly minimalist work on stage.

 

Victor is a graduate from Sheridan College and the University of Toronto and is also an Artistic Producer of Bad Hats Theatre.