Since 2013, Sydney has collaborated and performed in 7 productions with Peachy Keen Productions, which have toured across Canada and the United States.
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When two plucky travelling performers from another dimension receive a mysterious letter, they embark on a quest unlike any other with their Travelling Exhibition of the Bizarro Obscure.
Join Janis and Jujube as they travel to the ends of the universe searching for a boy who is in trouble on Earth. They’ll sing, dance and make friends with the weird because the Travelling Exhibition of the Bizarro Obscure is an ode to the oddest of us.
“There’s a simple message delivered, let your freak, flag fly.” ★★★★ –London Free Press
“Beneath the beard and the goofy glasses are human vulnerability and joy. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, you won’t be disappointed.” ★★★★★ -CBC
THE MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a story about Boy who meets a made-up Girl. The story follows a young writer (Nathan), struggling to write his new play when a mysterious young woman shows up to fulfill her role as The Dream Girl.
“Not only do they succeed, they’ve created that rare kind of story that serves as a prime specimen of its genre while also forcing us to examine the extremes of what that genre can do.” ★★★★ -CBC
“quirky, creative, and filled with heart. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a shining example of the best that Fringe has to offer.” -Theatre in London
Harry Rintoul award recipient at the Winnipeg Fringe in 2015
Standing tall is a high-security village. Inside are several living, buzzing and breathing inhabitants struggling for their lives. Inside them is a small, vulnerable creature.
Village Ax is a story within a heart, within a person, within a village that goes down in history, and proves the interconnectedness of humanity. Dedicated to those who lock themselves in.
Village Ax has been picked up for the Port Theatre’s lobby series in 2017 and has played Theatre Project Manitoba’s Season in 2015/16.
“Village Ax creates a safe place where those inside voices and hurts can breathe, vent, dance and be free.” ★★★★ -CBC
“Village Ax is equally absorbing, perplexing, and angsty, interspersed with bursts of gorgeous dance. This is a truly intimate and passionate performance.” -PLANK Magazine
ANGELS & ALIENS
Roommates Sydney and Jeff have sex. It’s bad. To escape the awkward aftermath they download a new app: iBang; a game that lets them govern their own constantly evolving planet. As their relationship deteriorates, the planet undergoes eons of deceit, disaster and human suffering in this edgy, fast-paced comedy.
“The structure of this play is perfect, the integration of actors into story is a thing to marvel.” -Apt613
“This show is unstoppably funny from top to bottom, and even as it makes you feel, it makes sure you’ll be laughing deep and hard.” -Ottawa Critics
★★★★ “A non-stop laugh riot” -Check the Program
★★★★ “Wickedly Funny” -CBC
Best Duo, Victoria Fringe 2018
Best New Work, Victoria Fringe 2018
JELLYFISH ARE IMMORTAL
Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. You’ve just floated upon a theatrical explosion between the self-help aisle and the marine life section of the bookstore. We’re going deep, but it’s gonna be a party in this brand new theatrical TED talk.
Jellyfish are Immortal has since won best of fest at the Calgary Fringe and was one of CBC’s top 12 shows to see at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.
“A captivating piece of theatre” -Montreal Rampage
“irrepressible energy” ★★★★ -CBC
“Glitters in the good” ★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press
jellyfish are immortal returns
Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns: The Same But Completely Different. A collage of what matters most. Includes unseen content featuring the price we pay for survival. A manifesto. Come get fierce and tango. Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. We have some more work to do.
Jellyfish are Immortal Returns appeared on CBC’s Fringe Fave’s list in 2019.
“A beautiful piece of performance art, Jellyfish are immortal allows Sydney hayduk to command the stage both as a remarkable physical performer and storyteller” ★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press
A platonic Lovestory.
When Harry Met Sally meets Broad City meets Interstellar meets Sydney Hayduk and Lindsay Johnson.
When Sydney and Lindsay find themselves floating through a galactic abyss in their beloved but mediocre apartment, their relationship takes centre stage. Governed by a questionable but powerful force, they are made to explore every iteration their relationship could ever (and will ever) be. From babies to trees, join Syd and Linds in this absurd and heartfelt romp through the unknown to explore the purpose of friendship and the power of platonic love.