BIO

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I am a theatre artist and arts & culture manager living and working in Fort McMurray, Canada with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Performance Making (Brunel University London), a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education in Drama & Communications Technology (University of Alberta) and a certificate in Project Management (University of California, Irvine). To date, I have worked in Canada, Scotland, and England.

As a writer and director, I approach performance-creation from a digital standpoint. I am very interested in how sound and projection can influence theatre and have developed a directing style which marries digital technology with live performance on stage. In 2010, I directed The Insanity of Mary Girard which won 6 provincial awards including “Outstanding Directing”, “Outstanding Ensemble” and “Outstanding Sound Design”. Additional directing credits include: Misery (Keyano Theatre), Sexy Laundry (Keyano Theatre, Canada), Seussical, the Musical (University of Alberta, Canada),  Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (University of Alberta, Canada), Proud (Finborough Theatre, UK), and Freeing Heaven’s Secrets—​a sound art play which was shortlisted for a 2016 DBACE award in London, and saw its first public performance in Fort McMurray 2019.


As a Freelance Audiovisual Designer, I produce videos, projections, sound effects and music compositions for various artistic projects. All content is custom-created to suit your project's needs. I have recently created video and audio content for Quarter Life Crisis (OvalHouse & Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe 2017, UK), Lottery (The Pleasance London, UK), Proud (Finborough Theatre, UK) and The Slave (Tristan Bates Theatre, UK). 
 

In 2019, I founded Symmetree Theatrewhich aims to share stories that empower marginalized members of our society.


I also work as the Programs Manager for Arts Council Wood Buffalo.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

CREATIVE

  • Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Shortlisted)
    Arts Council Wood Buffalo, 2019 
    Fort McMurray, Canada
     

  • Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (Shortlisted)
    Deutsche Bank, 2016
    London, UK

     

  • Outstanding Student Director (2010)
    AHSDFA
    Red Deer, Canada

     

  • Outstanding Sound Design (2010)
    AHSDFA

    Red Deer, Canada
     

  • Outstanding Ensemble (2010)
    AHSDFA
    R
    ed Deer, Canada
     

  • Outstanding Lighting Design (2010)
    AHSDFA
    Red Deer, Canada

     

  • Outstanding Production Concepts (2010)
    AHSDFA

    Red Deer, Canada

LEADERSHIP

  • Excellence in Social Innovation (2022)
    (as Arts Council Wood Buffalo)
    Heart of Wood Buffalo by FuseSocial
    Fort McMurray, Alberta

     

  • Top 50 Under 50 (2020)
    Your McMurray Magazine
    Fort McMurray, Alberta

     

  • LGBTQ2+ Artist Leadership Award (2019)
    Pride YMM Committee & Oil Royals
    Fort McMurray, Alberta

     

  • RLPA Leadership Society Award (2014)
    Residence Life Professional Association
    Edmonton, Canada

     

  • Dedication to Community Award (2014)
    Residence Services University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada

     

  • Global Heart Award (2014)
    International House University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada

     

  • Global Education Award (2014)
    International House University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada

ADADEMIC

  • MA in Contemporary Performance Making — Graduated with Honours (2016)
    Brunel University London

     

  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2014)
    Government of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada

     

  • University of Toronto Book Award (2010)
    University of Toronto
    Fort McMurray, Canada

     

  • Robert W. Prather Award (2010)
    FMPSD (Fort McMurray Public School District)
    Fort McMurray, Canada

  • Westwood Scholar Award (2010)

    FMPSD (Fort McMurray Public School District)

    Fort McMurray, Canada