BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Athena Basta, Emily Carvell, Peter Froehlich, Robert Marinier, Kevin Orr
KEVIN ORR - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
I sometimes think of theatre as an extreme sport without the physical dangers of falling off a cliff. Can theatre be as exciting as a Stanley Cup Final? My extreme sports are playing hockey and riding a motorcycle. They both thrill and frighten me. When seeking calm, I pedal my bicycle and often spy a Great Blue Heron standing on a rock in the river. Like carving an edge on the ice or balancing a fast moving bike and witnessing a majestic bird, theatre can be thrilling, frightening and calming all at once. It should, at the very least, demand your attention.
JOHN DOUCET - RESIDENT DESIGNER
John is a self-taught Ottawa-based set designer and theatre creator, who particularly loves working on new creations for its integrated creative experience. Provocative unnerving art really speaks to him right now, undoubtedly due to the present political and social landscape. To that end, here are some artists which really inspire him: Olafur Eliasson, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Andreas Levers, Bryan Yungen and Doug Wheeler
BRAD LONG - ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
Brad is a theatre maker, student of psychology, degenerate NBA gambler, father to two girls and a pretty decent husband. Things he likes to see in theatre: people sweat, characters that comprise their morals for money, found spaces, and, generally speaking, stabs at aesthetic perspective first and story second. He works as an actor/writer and director/dramaturge
EMILY PEARLMAN- ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE
Emily works across disciplines as a writer/performer and director/dramaturg. She is a parent, gardener, rural dweller, educator, very amateur birdwatcher, and expert bargain hunter. She is interested in making art outside or in non-traditional spaces, with community members and for inter-generational audiences. She thinks telling and listening to stories is vital for an empathetic society.
LAURIE SHANNON - PRODUCTION MANAGER
Laurie lives for her fur babies and the chance to shoot off fireworks with her husband. Her happy place is backstage, in the dark. She is inspired by post-Impressionist and Modern art. Laurie considers herself to be a professional nerd.