Ashleigh Barney - bio coming soon Ingrid Blekys Founding Member. Ingrid is a CAEA actor, director and educator. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ingrid has worked on both sides of the border. Her theatre credits include work at The Grand Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Stratford Festival, Court Theatre in Chicago, to name a few. She received her MFA in Performance from York University in 2007. She is a professor of Acting and Movement for the Actor at Fanshawe College.
Charlotte Gowdy CAEA Theatre Director / Actor / Educator; currently Associate Director, Bakkhai Stratford Festival; PAST: actor Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage etc; Associate Artistic Director Thousand Islands Playhouse; Graduate The National Theatre School of Canada & Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris, France; Professor of Acting Fanshawe College & Queen's University.
Margaret Jane Kidnie Professor of English at Western; author of Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation; published widely on Shakespearean performance, early modern manuscripts, and editorial practices; most recently co-edited with Sonia Massai a book collection called Shakespeare and Textual Studies (2016) and published a new scholarly edition of Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness (2017)
Kim Solga Editor in Chief, Theatre Research In Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada; Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of English & Writing Studies at Western. Kim specialises in contemporary feminist performance theory and practice, and writes a teaching blog at Wordpress, called “The Activist Classroom”
Francesca Ranalli Founding Member. CAEA actor, singer, director and educator. Francesca’s work has taken her across Canada and into Europe, and includes work with Opera Lyra Ottawa, Theatre Georgian Bay, Drayton Entertainment, and Opera Nuova, among others. Francesca holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, and has participated in several young artist programs, as an actor, a singer, and a director. She is a professor in the Acting Program at Fanshawe College.
Keith Tomasek Marketing Committee Chair, Marketing Developer, and Social Media Strategist for various non-profit arts organizations (including The Grand Theatre and The London Fringe); Theatre and Film Producer (various); recipient of a National Screen Institute Drama Award. Keith holds an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. Wayne Treitz A global business leader with expertise in setting strategy, managing change, and driving operations excellence. After graduating Western University, Wayne joined 3M Company, where he held increasingly responsible positions in Canada, Europe, and the United States, most recently as Global Director Corporate Supply Chain and Operations Director, Global Business Processes. Wayne has served on the Council of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, the Efficient Health Care Response Initiative, re-engineering projects supporting transnational trade & commerce (NAFTA and EU), and as president & board chair for the Stratford Perth Museum.
Peter Janes Former and founding Member. Senior Developer, Cineplex Digital Media; Editor, Theatre In London; Theatre Producer (various); Board Member, London Fringe Festival