Vocal virtuoso, charming raconteur, master prose stylist—Joseph Keckler is all the above and more. This artistically ambidextrous performer can boast so many talents it’s a wonder he’s so modest. Performing monologues and singing opera, torch and pop, he demonstrates a range of skills and a breadth of knowledge that might seem monumental if it weren’t put across with so much humble charm.
Keckler’s tone is light and self-deprecating but never frivolous, and his vocal repertoire spans from lowbrow to highbrow without apology. His three-octave range puts him at the peaks of highbrow culture, but he moves to popular styles without missing a beat. Reflective and insightful, his writing draws on personal experience and a level of erudition that belies his age. Here is a renaissance man who wears his brilliance lightly; with a wink and a smile, he gently lifts the soul.
About the PuSh Festival
In a spirit of innovation, the PuSh Festival engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary performance, while promoting cultural exchange and development.
The Festival showcases contemporary work that is visionary, genre-bending, startling and original. Outreach activities promote a sense of shared curiosity and renewed appreciation for the role of contemporary art in everyday life, while the Assembly networking event provides practitioners unique opportunities for skills enhancement, increased profile and touring in Canada and abroad.