Morgan Anderson is the host of Props To That! She started juggling in 2012 during her Bachelor of Arts in Drama at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She was quickly adopted into the Kingston Juggling Club and served as the club president from 2014-2016. She started performing in 2017 and has since brought her stage and street shows to juggling conventions, cabaret stages, academic conferences, fringe festivals, art walks, and even Ontario’s Best Buttertart Festival. 

Morgan is also a proud “circademic” and is a current PhD student at York University in Toronto, ON. In 2017 she completed a professional placement with the Institute of Jugglology, a juggling duo based in Northwest Arkansas. In 2018 she completed a course on research creation in contemporary circus with Louis Patrick Leroux at Concordia University. In many ways, the juggling and circus communities made Morgan the passionate, enthusiastic, and determined academic she is today. For that, she hopes to give back to the circus community through her eventual performance-based research dissertation on the intersection between juggling, performance studies, and new materialism.

When not juggling, writing, researching, or making podcasts, Morgan also enjoys finding unique tasting notes in coffee and developing teaching resources for post-secondary education.

Morgan Anderson is the host of Props To That! She started juggling in 2012 during her Bachelor of Arts in Drama at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She was quickly adopted into the Kingston Juggling Club and served as the club president from 2014-2016. She started performing in 2017 and has since brought her stage and street shows to juggling conventions, cabaret stages, academic conferences, fringe festivals, art walks, and even Ontario’s Best Buttertart Festival. 

Morgan is also a proud “circademic” and is a current PhD student at York University in Toronto, ON. In 2017 she completed a professional placement with the Institute of Jugglology, a juggling duo based in Northwest Arkansas. In 2018 she completed a course on research creation in contemporary circus with Louis Patrick Leroux at Concordia University. In many ways, the juggling and circus communities made Morgan the passionate, enthusiastic, and determined academic she is today. For that, she hopes to give back to the circus community through her eventual performance-based research dissertation on the intersection between juggling, performance studies, and new materialism.

When not juggling, writing, researching, or making podcasts, Morgan also enjoys finding unique tasting notes in coffee and developing teaching resources for post-secondary education.

Props to That! was started in 2019 by Morgan and her team at Lunable Creative Media - a production company dedicated to providing media resources to the circus community. The podcast is an attempt to connect the world to the contemporary circus scene and deepen connections already occurring within the circus community. In a typical Props to That! episode, the goal is not to interview a circus artist about their life, but rather to discuss a topic within contemporary circus with an expert in that area.

The idea for Props to That! was originally conceived by a small group of hobbyist jugglers. We started it because we saw a need in the juggling community for more in depth conversations about topics within our discipline. We also wanted to give non-juggling audiences some insight into those conversations because we believe the more that people understand about juggling, the more opportunities we have to share it and make a positive impact in the world. These conversations should not just involve juggling, though. Our goal is also to connect people and ideas across circus disciplines and across different players in the circus world. From artists to athletes, engineers to academics, we want to share critical conversations with everyone involved in the complex art form that circus has become in a contemporary age.

We hope you will join us on this journey to think deeply about the contemporary circus! We can’t wait for you to listen, think, ask questions, and contribute to these conversations in your own way! If you have an idea for a future episode, if you want to be featured in an episode, or if you just want to talk more about circus - please get in touch at morgan@propstothat.ca!