READ MORE ABOUT OUR ALL-STAR LINE UP OF ARTISTS!

 

Peterpot

When Peterpot picks up to the mic, the sounds of the human beatbox emerge. During his visceral electrifying live performances, Peterpot pioneers a hybrid genre of inspiration, humor and imagination over a framework of rhythm - a combination that has helped him share his story with a wide range of audiences both young and old. Recent accolades include winning the Canadian Beatbox Championships, performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multiple overseas tours, and representing Canada at the last two World Beatbox Championships in Berlin.

 

Alison Macdonald

An Edmonton based, Jessie Award winning performer, Alison has performed in theatres all across Canada. Her most recent work includes “Miss Honey” in Matilda the Musical (RMTC/Citadel/Arts Club) and originating the role of “Emily Cratchit” A Christmas Carol for The Citadel Theatre. She is one of a handful of Canadians that have been approved by the Patsy Cline Estate to portray “Patsy” in the musical A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline.  She is also a member of The Whoopsie Daisies – a children’s music duo committed to creating high-quality, original music for children.  She is a graduate of Red Deer College’s Theatre Studies Program, The Canadian College of Performing Arts, The Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program and is a certified Music Together Teacher. 

 

Paula Timm

Paula Timm is a visual artist, instructor and community builder with a passion for facilitating wellness through art. She regularly facilitates wellness workshops, collaborative art and team building events that promote a holistic approach to creativity- at any age or experience. Paula has a thriving art practice —rooted in personal narrative and expressed through a multidisciplinary art practice—reflects a vibrant and flourishing dedication towards living an authentic, creative and joyful life. She has exhibited extensively in Calgary; her artwork can also be seen in collections throughout Canada, the US and UK.

 

Jill Paddock

Jill is a wife, momma to three boys, former grade one teacher, colour-loving artist who loves sharing her passion for paint! Although she has an educational background in art, her creative obsession was sparked by the realization that making art was very effective at easing anxiety and giving her an outlet to process big emotions. When Jill is in the process of creating, she feels like she gets a glimpse in the 'more than', a sacred space, just something deeper...connected to a Universe that celebrates awe, passion, wonder, beauty.

 

Natalka Lewis

Natalka Lewis (MA, CCC-Q, BA, Associate Diploma- CC-CICB) is a dance artist, educator, and choreographer based out of Calgary, AB. Natalka has an extensive background in ballet and contemporary dance; she has studied in depth the Cecchetti method and trained in RAD, ISTD & Vaganova ballet, as well as modern dance techniques, jazz, lyrical, and more. Natalka has over 12 years of professional experience as a performer. She has performed as both a freelance artist and has also been a company member with several dance companies such as Corps Bara Dance Theatre, Soulocentric, Dancer’s Studio West. Natalka is the Artistic Director and founder of Trip the Light Dance & Performance Company which she formed in 2013.  Natalka is passionate about human development, mental health, community building, empowerment, health & wellness, and teaching. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a certified mental health counsellor.

 

Jane MacFarlane

Jane is an actor, director and, primarily a voice coach and teacher.  She teaches voice and acting in the Drama Div at the UofC and is the Resident Voice Coach for Theatre Calgary, the Voice and Dialect Consultant for Vertigo Theatre and is the Voice and Text Coach for The Shakespeare Company.  She has taught at the Highschool Drama Festival a number of times and has directed and taught at Storybook Theatre.  She is a keen believer in Arts Education and knows the creativity we nurture in children sets them up to be sharp, critical thinkers as they grow and learn.  Jane also knows that summer camp is fun and it is time to PLAY!

 

Cherie McMaster

With nearly 20 years of experience as a Voice Over Artist, Cherie’s work spans Radio & TV Commercials, E-Learning, Corporate Video & Documentary Narration, On Hold Messaging, Phone Directories, IVR Systems, Computer Avatars, Animation, Video Games & Live Event Announcing. She has had the pleasure of voicing everything from a 16 year old boy, to a world icon popstar to a cat in the world of Anime animation. Commercial work has had her voice projects for clients including Shaw Communications, Westjet, Disney & Toyota to name a few.  The world of voice over is a fun one filled with great storytelling and character development and every project is different and unique! 

Music Production with Beat Drop

Beat Drop is an electronic music production and DJ school based in Calgary, AB and Canada's first Ableton Certified Training Centre. We are a community of musicians, DJs, producers and enthusiasts who enjoy making music. Our mission is to remove the barriers that keep you from getting your musical ideas out into the world. Through our Calgary-based and online course offerings we offer hands-on experiential learning. Our instructors are gifted teachers who are in the trenches and making a living in the music industry. We honestly believe that everyone can make music. Our hands on teaching, small class sizes, streamlined approach to hardware and gear and our talented instructors will help you meet your musical goals.

 
 

Mandy Stobo

Mandy Stobo is a passionate artist, actor and mother. She is dedicated to her community, her family and her artwork while always taking in as many new perspectives, experiences and memories that life can offer.  Mandy finds herself involved in various projects from illustrating the children’s book “C is for Calgary”, Grandpa’s Forest, Bee Love and others, to designing brands for various businesses, to working in film and television such as Fargo, Haunting Melissa, Heartland, Young Drunk Punk, Jann, and Hold The Dark, to name a few.  Mandy holds a deep connection with music, theatre and film, as she loves to challenging herself through live performance painting using AR, green screens, projection mapping and more.

Jaye Benoit

Jaye Benoit  holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta with a focus on contemporary painting and drawing. Her studio practice includes painting, mixed-media works, and installations that deal with the concept of home, focusing on the intersections between the built environment and nature and its effects on human spirituality. Her work is exhibited across Canada, and resides in private collections internationally.  Jaye provides instruction and mentorship for artists of all ages and has been involved in the development of many community events and artistic initiatives throughout Alberta. She also dabbles in illustration projects under the name “Jaye Gray”, and maintains a spiritual yoga practice. She feels deeply connected to nature and seeks out unadulterated landscapes and wild animal sightings at every opportunity. 

To connect with Jaye and to see more of her work, visit www.jayebenoit.com and follow @jayebenoit  and  @grayjayestudio on Instagram

 
 

Dean Bareham

Dean  is artistic director and co-founder of Green Fools Theatre. He began his studies as a sculpture major and performance artist at the Alberta College of Art & Design and then attended the Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. For the last twenty-seven years  Dean has been delighting audiences across the globe with his buffoonery, clowning, and stilt characters; his alter ego, Gustavo the Impossiblist is famous world-wide.  Dean has performed and taught circus workshops all across Canada, Europe, South America, Macedonia, New Zealand, Lesotho, Japan, and the USA. He has performed with Cirque du Soleil at the Luminato festival in Toronto, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Theatre Orchestra in Ottawa.  

 

Tony the Trick

Tony The Trick (Tony Kingston) has performed around the world entertaining families with his fun and amazing magic since 1993. Tony has performed his own creative brand of magic and comedy at theme parks, festivals, corporate functions, children’s parties and the like, ALL to rave reviews! Whether it’s close-up magic or big stage illusions, kids and adults alike have been amazed and thoroughly entertained by Tony The Trick. 

 

Jason Hardwick

Jason is an Edmonton actor, improviser, and choreographer. Some select credits include: Elf: The Musical (WCT), Dennis in All Shook Up (Mayfield), Cinderella: A Pantomime (Capitol Theatre Fort Edmonton); Hairspray, Chicago (Mayfield Theatre); Mary Poppins (Globe Theatre); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Ah, Romance!, A New Brain, Drat The Cat, Little Fish (Plain Jane Theatre Company). He has recently choreographed The Drowsy Chaperone, Big Fish (MacEwan), H.M.S. Pinafore (Edmonton Opera), What Gives? (Teatro La Quindicina), A New Brain, Drat The Cat (Plain Jane Theatre) as well as multiple productions at Leduc Composite High School. Jason received an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for his performance in Don’t Frown at the Gown (Guys in Disguise). 

 

Chris Szott

Chris Szott is a Foley artist, sound designer and sound artist from Edmonton. His work and education have taken him all over the world from studying Audio Engineering and Music Production in London, UK, to an audio-post production internship in Belgium, and a Foley apprenticeship in Toronto. His soundscapes and sound design have been featured in numerous art exhibits, commercials, local theatrical productions as well as off-Broadway theatrical productions in New York. He runs “Little Hook Sound” - Alberta’s first and only dedicated Foley stage. His footsteps, prop handling and cloth rustle can be heard in films such as “Blade Runner 2049” and “Harpoon” and "TV shows such as “Equus”, the Netflix original “Wu Assassins”, "Abigaelle et la date coaching" and the upcoming "Secret History of the Wild West".

 

Aaron Coates

Aaron is an actor, writer, director, and teacher.  He studied acting at Mount Royal College in Calgary and at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. He has written for theatre and opera, as well as creating devised work with actors, singers, and students. Notable projects include: writing and directing The End of the Rope, the story of the last man hanged in Alberta, which toured throughout Alberta and was shortlisted for the Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Drama; co-librettist on Annie Davidson, a new opera about the founder of Calgary’s Public Library; and nine seasons directing Dirty Laundry: Calgary’s Live Improvised Soap Opera. He is a longtime faculty member of Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio in Calgary, where he teaches movement and acting.

 

Cory Mack

Cory Mack is a comedian, writer and farmer’s daughter from Saskatchewan. Performance highlights over the last 30 years include entertaining audiences across the prairies, starring in her own Comedy Now special and being featured on CBC Radio’s The Debaters, Laugh Out Loud, The Go! Show and Madly Off in All Directions. Cory has performed at the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival in Moncton, NB and at the Comedi-Ha Fest in Quebec City in "the Big 45" English-speaking series.  Cory is currently bringing more laughs to more people virtually anywhere with Zoom Comedy Shows and "Come By Comedy" shows in backyards in and around  Calgary  corymack.ca

 

Gail Kennedy

Gail has risen to the pinnacle of her profession, garnering an Emmy for her work on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and five additional Emmy Nominations; two for Into the West, and one each for Fargo 1, 2 and 3. She and her team won a Hollywood Makeup Guild Award for their work on Fargo, and garnered five additional Makeup Guild Award nominations for the Fargo franchise. Other credits in her past 38 years of work include, Legends of the Fall, The Assassination of Jesse James, the Canadian World War I feature, Passchendaele, Hell on Wheels and the feature Forsaken for which she received a Canadian Screen Industries Award nomination.  Her latest project is the yet to be released Focus Feature film called Land, starring Robin Wright. Ms. Kennedy also heads the make-up department for The Calgary Opera. 

 

Cheryl Hutton

Cheryl is an actor and theatre instructor having trained at Mount Royal University (Calgary), the Atlantic Theater Company (New York), and with Master Clown/Theatre Guru, Philippe Gaulier (Paris).  Along with performing in the various professional theatres in Calgary, she is a recipient of a Calgary Theatre Critics’ Award and Betty Mitchell Theatre Award. Cheryl is an Artist in Residence with Quest Theatre and Evergreen Theatre, a Voice-Over recording artist, an ensemble member of Dirty Laundry (Calgary’s Live, Improvised Soap Opera), a Mom of two, and a part time Cake Decorator. Cheryl started making special birthday cakes for her two daughters just like her Mother had done for her, and the passion grew from there.

 

Anyssa Allen

Anyssa is a Calgary based improviser and improvisation instructor. She is a senior company member at Loose Moose Theatre, where she has been training, performing, and teaching for over nine years. In 2015, she completed the improvisation and sketch programs at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Anyssa is the director of the Calgary High School Theatresports Tournament, and also teaches for Company of Rogues Actors Studio, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, and in high schools across the city. Anyssa just completed her Education degree at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, and she’s happiest when she’s teaching!  

Jenny Stables

Okotoks artist, Jennifer Dale Stables, grew up in the small town of Bow Island, Alberta. Jennifer attended the University of Calgary where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2001 and her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education in 2005. 

A former classroom teacher, Jennifer teaches art in schools throughout Alberta as an artist in residence.  Her art has travelled the globe and has been featured on Project Nursery, Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids in California, and several boutique stores.  She has created murals for the City of Calgary and the Calgary Board of Education, public art sculptures for the Town of Okotoks, and she has written and/or illustrated 12 books. 

 
 

Kate Love

Kate Love is a CBE teacher and Legacy Lulu Lemon Ambassador. She specializes in the alignment of heart and mind while teaching mindfulness practices and Yoga full-time at Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary, Alberta. Kate holds her BFA and BEd and has completed her teacher practicum in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts, Centre for Mindfulness. Kate has studied mindfulness in San Francisco, New York, Vancouver and with Richard Shankman (co-founder of Mindful Schools). Her Yoga Nidra, YogaEd, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal, Integrated Yoga, Fusion and Ashtangabased teacher trainings have informed her work teaching yoga and mindfulness in the community.

 

Christiana Bennett

Some of Christiana’s most notable classical roles include Caroline in Lilac Garden, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Cinderella in Cinderella. Christiana has also had the pleasure of having several works created on her.  

As Ballet Mistress of the Alberta Ballet, Christiana enjoys working closely with the Company as well as being a Faculty Member of the School of Alberta Ballet. She loves being able to be in the studio with Company members and students alike to bestow the wonderful tutelage she received during her 17 year professional career. 

 

Samantha Whelan Kotkas

Samantha Whelan Kotkas is a professional trumpet player, storyteller, teaching artist and award-winning children’s book producer with over 20 years working in the Alberta, Canada and International Arts communities. She performs regularly with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Rosa Barocca, the Red Deer Symphony, Altius Brass and has authored several works which she has performed with Symphony Orchestras and Canada’s top jazz musicians.  In conjunction with her active career as a performer, Samantha is a teaching artist for Calgary Pro Musica and the National Arts Centre of Canada where she finds the cross-cultural work she is doing very meaningful.

 

Carly McKee-Bertwistle

Carly is a Calgary based theatre and film actor, writer and director based in Calgary and the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Jube! As an actor, Carly has worked with companies in Alberta such as Citadel Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit, Quest Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Sage Theatre, Downstage Theatre and Chromatic Theatre. She’s worked as an instructor with Quest Theatre, Evergreen Theatre and Calgary Young Peoples Theatre. Carly is also the former Artistic Director of Dirty Laundry and the former Artistic Producer of Theatre Transit. She’s a graduate of the University of Calgary’s BFA Drama Program as well as the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

Jube Summer Camp Facilitator

 

Monica Ila

Monica Ila’s favourite thing is monsters. She is an emerging multidisciplinary artist whose focus is painting, puppetry, and sculpture. Her work involves making large scale characters and painting them within scenes of their own habitats. Monica is currently pursuing a BFA in Sculpture at the Alberta University of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at artsPlace Canmore, Pumphouse Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Beakerhead, Calgary Public Library, Art Point Gallery, and through various local auctions and charity events. Monica believes that art is instrumental in bringing communities closer together and in rediscovering whimsy in our daily lives.

 

David Brunning

David Brunning, also widely known as TheKidBelo, is a Saskatchewan born, contemporary artist residing in Calgary, Alberta. Working in a wide variety of mediums since the late 1990's, the graffiti artist and large-scale muralist has expanded into the fine art realm with his influential, abstract work. He seeks to create paintings that ultimately inspire others to see past the obvious, feel beyond the nominal and permeate the beautiful connection found between art and humanity. 

The range of his work is diverse, extending from the vividly colorful, letter infused adaptations to the more subtle and minimal, sometimes architectural, forms of composition. David's abstract paintings derive inspiration from his years as a street artist, as well as his many travels and daily observations. His paintings are known nation-wide, reaching even internationally to New Zealand and Columbia.

 

Mark Cromwell

Color Club was founded in 1991 by Calgary artist and entrepreneur Mark Cromwell. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Mark had a vision. He wanted to establish a one-stop multi-media design studio which provided "outside the box" solutions for his clients. Since establishing Color Club, Mark has worked on exciting projects with numerous corporations including, The Calgary Stampede, Suncor Energy, Starbucks, Big Rock Brewery, Franworks (Original Joe's) and many more around Calgary and Western Canada. Mark is an award-winning artist and illustrator working in many different mediums and styles. 'Like' Color Club on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to find out about the latest creations and even the occasional art show. 

 

Luc Tellier

Luc is a theatre actor, director, and educator from Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton), and summer camp is his favourite thing in the world! As an arts educator at Jube School, Theatre Albert's Artstrek, YouthRiot YEG, and through his own freelance workshops in schools across the province, Luc mentors hundreds of young Albertan artists on an annual basis. He’s been seen in over twenty-five professional productions since graduating from MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts Program in 2014, with companies including the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Opera, Tiny Bear Jaws, Kill Your Television, Teatro la Quindicina, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Freewill Shakespeare. Luc has been nominated for four Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, winning in 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre For Young Audiences.

Jube Summer Camp Facilitator

 

Leah Cathleen Donald

Leah Cathleen Donald is a Canadian Fibre Artist who was born and raised in Calgary.  She taught school field trips at the Leighton Art Centre for over 10 years.  After discovering felting, Leah left Leighton to start her own company - ArtFelt Studio – to teach felting in schools and community workshops. Leah combines her love of felting with a passion for teaching. In its 10 years of operation, ArtFelt Studio has taught more than 15.000 local children how to felt. 

 

Bri Strong

Brianna Strong is an artist living and working as an uninvited guest in Mohkinstsis (also known as Calgary, Alberta). They graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2012 and has exhibited locally and nationally.  Strong explores how different disciplines interact and interfere with one another using research-led practices.  Of particular interest is how music, mathematics, and science might communicate with one another through visual art.

Strong is grateful for collaborations with Jube School, Land’s End ensemble, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Calgary Board of Education and the Learning Sciences department at the University of Calgary.
 

 

Karen Youngberg

A performing arts professional for more than 25 years, Karen passionately believes in the power of the arts to deeply impact and inspire.

As the Cultural Development Specialist for the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria, Karen creates transformative arts experiences that invite and immerse students, educators, artists, and community members in programs that open minds through amazing experiences.

A graduate of the Mount Royal University Technical Theatre Program, in addition to a 20-year career as a Canadian Actors Equity Associated Stage Manager, Karen would be invited back to Mount Royal as an instructor, guiding a new generation of theatre professionals for 6 years. 

Dedicated to continuing her education, Karen completed the Rozsa Arts Management program, holds a certificate in Expressive Arts, and has participated in the Arts Leadership Program at NYC’s Lincoln Center, and is currently pursuing a certification in Community Leadership and Development through Ryerson University.

Karen is committed to sharing the joy of live theatre, music, dance and visual arts with Albertans of all ages, as well as sharing her unnatural love of Corey Hart with anyone who will listen.

Jube Summer Camp Facilitator

 

Brendan James Boyd

Brendan James Boyd is a multidisciplinary artist from Edmonton, Alberta who specializes in puppetry, special effects for film and television and themed attraction design. His career so far has spanned from owning and operating a local puppetry company to being involved in major feature films and international television. Currently, Brendan is the project coordinator and art director at Bold Raven FX, a company which specializes in design and fabrication services for haunted houses, escape rooms and themed experiences. Brendan is also one of the part-time coordinators for Jube School at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium, where he both instructs and facilitates arts education experiences for youth.

 

Rozzie Lee

Rosalind (Rozzie) Lee, is a visual artist and communications professional from Calgary, Alberta. She is passionate about delivering meaningful and purpose-driven art within the community.

 

Her background in fine arts, graphic design and illustration are applied every day in her favourite mediums of painting, drawing and chalk! 

 

She loves bringing a sense of whimsy and fun into her creations and inspiring the next generation of artists has always been a driving force in her creations. It's always exciting to work with people, creating art live to show others that with just a few materials and two hands, a person can create amazing things.

 

Her business as "Calgary Chalk Artist" has led her to work with many other entrepreneurs and small businesses, interior designers and marketing teams for brand activations and installations.

 

Julie Freedman-Smith

Julie has been involved in teaching for the past 28 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.

Julie has studied Tai Chi for 9 years and has taught it for the past 3 years.  She enjoys guiding beginners and intermediate students in their practice as they connect their body and mind through this moving physical art.

Julie is one of the Co-Founders of Parenting Power and has supported parents and families for the past 18 years.

 

April Banigan

April performs in theatre and film/TV. A few of her favorite theatre credits include A Christmas Carol, The Silver Arrow, and Death of a Salesman (Citadel Theatre). Her TV credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Street Justice and Media Sense. She was nominated for a Rosie Award for her performance in the feature film A Louder Silence. She voices video game characters in the Mass Effect Trilogy, Dragon Age and Neverwinter Nights and teaches drama at the Foote Theatre School. April directed the narration of the 4 part CBC TV series Equus; story of the horse. She is will appearing in Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Citadel next spring!

 

Mihaela Slabé of Quickdraw Animation

Mihaela Slabé is a Calgary born and raised artist and animator. She graduated from AUArts (formerly ACAD) in 2015 and has since been working as an Art Coordinator for Prospect Human Services. Mihaela received the Chris J. Melnychuk scholarship in 2016 from the Quickdraw Animation Society and worked to create a short animated film that was later screened at the 2018 Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) here in Calgary. This film went on to be screened in Portugal at Monstra Festival and was accepted at the Les Femmes Underground Animation Festival in Los Angeles. Through that scholarship, she started teaching animation with QuickDraw as one of their Portable Animation Instructors and is now their Outreach and Education Coordinator on top of her work at Prospect. Mihaela explores therapeutic art techniques within her own practice and believes that animation has incredible healing benefits. She has experience teaching a variety of groups and individuals with varying skill levels. 

 

KaeLeah Spallin

​KaeLeah’s lifelong passion for sewing began at the age of nine with 4-H sewing.  She was always creating and challenging herself with sewing projects for herself, friends and family.  Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career that could put her sewing skills to work she attended Red Deer College and received a Theatre Arts Diploma in Costume Cutting and Construction.  She was then able to foster these skills working making costumes at many theatres including the Stratford Festival, the Citadel Theatre, The Banff Centre, and Theatre Calgary and an occasional film gig. KaeLeah also took a couple 'theatre breaks' and took jobs sewing at a drapery shop and an alteration shop.  In recent years if she isn't busy at Theatre Calgary you can probably find her in her 'sewing cave' doing custom sewing work, alterations, or creating something new and crazy with her kids.

 

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith (they/them) is a designer, director, and creator who has worked across western Canada. They are an Artistic Associate at Vertigo Theatre, and last year was Lunchbox Theatres RBC Emerging Director. Kathryn has worked on and created a multitude of projects including the award winning productions with Calgary based clown duo The Tighty Whities, pieces for social change (Bottle Picker Monologues & Safe Site) with Downstage Theatre, and the Betty Nominated A Chitenge Story by Makambe K Simamba. Select design/directing credits: inVISIBLE, A Chitenge Story, Between Us (Handsome Alice Theatre); Benefit, Safe Site Sessions, Bottle Picker Monologues (Downstage Theatre); Brave Girl, Care Takers, Pink Unicorn (Lunchbox Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (New West Theatre); Amahl & the Night Visitors (Calgary Opera); Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary: Design Mentee); The Democratic Set (Inside Out Theatre); GIANT (Ghost River Theatre). Apart from theatre, they are also an award winning singer songwriter under the name KP Smith.

 

Emma Brager

Emma is a Calgary based professional stage manager and long-time nerd. She has worked as a stage manager with theatre companies of all size across Alberta and Canada, such as Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre, Centaur Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Vertigo Theatre and the Edmonton Fringe Festival. She is currently co-producing and playing in the d20 Initiative in Calgary, which livestreams audience interactive Dungeons and Dragons games every two weeks. Emma has been “dressing up” for over 15 years, cosplaying as all sorts of wild and wonderful characters from her favourite books, movies, games, and even her own mind. She is so excited to be a part of the Jube School Summer Camp program, where she can share her love of all-things Cosplay!

 

Mieko Ouchi

Mieko works as an actor, writer, director and dramaturg. She splits her time between her work as Artistic Director of Concrete Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences company, Associate Artist at the Citadel and a freelance theatre artist. Her plays The Red Priest, The Blue Light, The Dada Play, Nisei Blue, I Am For You, Consent and The Silver Arrow are produced across Canada and internationally and have been recognized with the Carol Bolt Prize, two Betty Awards and a Governor General’s Award nomination as well as translated into six languages. Her anew play Burning Mom will premiere at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg in 2021. 

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