Trevor Schwellnus is a Scenographer, designing sets, lights, and video for performances with Independent companies in Toronto. One of his chief obsessions is the intersection of design, dramaturgy, and cross-cultural art-making. He is also the Artistic Producer of Aluna Theatre, where he designed Madre, La Comunión, Stones, directed & designed What I learned from a decade of fear, Nohayquiensepa, and produces the RUTAS International Multi-Arts Festival.
More recent collaborations include: Luminato (Out the Window), Tarragon (Marine Life, Hush), Cahoots (Ultrasound), Modern Times (Blood Wedding, The Death of the King, The Sheep and the Whale), Independent Aunties (Gertrude & Alice, Clean Irene & Dirty Maxine), Obsidian (Shakespeare’s Nigga, Born Ready), Ame Henderson (/dance/songs/, Relay), Evan Webber (Ajax & Little Iliad), Buddies in Bad Times (Of A Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical, The Silicone Diaries), Theatre Pass Muraille (Alien Creature), and others. He has 6 Dora Awards of 16 career nominations, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Siminovich Award.
Selected credits include: Set and Costume Design: Paolozzapedia (Bad New Days) Costume design: Amal (MT Space); Titus Andronicus (Hart House); Italian Mime Suicide/Three Red Days (Bad New Days); Stag and Doe, Garrison’s Garage (Blyth Festival). Set Design: This is the August (Young Prince/Summerworks); The Physical Ramifications of Attempted Global Domination, Dead Wrestlers (Birdtown and Swanville). Puppet design: Family Story (Birdtown and Swanville). Assistant design: Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions), Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Alchemist, The Physicists (Stratford Festival), The Road to Paradise (Crows/Human Cargo). Allie has also worked as a wardrobe coordinator for companies across Toronto and Southern Ontario. Currently she is looking forward to apprenticing, with the support of Theatre Ontario, with Video Designer Nick Bottomley on Tape Escape an upcoming immersive experience from Outside the March.
Christopher Ross-Ewart creates sound for theatre and dance across Canada and the US. In Toronto he recently designed the first part of Paradigm Production’s Empire Trilogy, The Philosopher’s Wife, and will design part three, Four Sisters, also at Luminato. He is a visiting professor in sound design at Western Michigan University.
Andre Du Toit
André du Toit is a lighting designer for live performance based in Toronto. His designs have received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Toronto Theatre Critics Award. Recent designs include Paolozzapedia, Italian Mime Suicide, The Double (Bad New Days); Now You See Her, Mouthpiece (Quote Unquote Collective); Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre); Getting Married, The Orchard (Shaw Festival); Guarded Girls, Harlem Duet (Tarragon Theatre); Le Grand Continental (Luminato); Jerusalem (Outside the March/ Company Theatre); Animal Farm, A Delicate Balance, Vimy, The 39 Steps (Soulpepper); Oraltorio (Obsidian/Soulpepper); FLORENCE (The Dietrich Group); The Assholes, As I Lay Dying (Theatre Smith-Gilmour); Helen’s Necklace, Watching Glory Die (Canadian Rep Theatre)
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Yesim has been working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and a multimedia designer for close to 20 years. She is best known for her unusual and elegant design work for CD packaging for which she won an Applied Arts Magazine Award in 2011.
As a multimedia artist Yesim worked in collaboration with John Southworth, Jane Bunnett, Ensemble Meduse and David Buchbinder. Her work has been shown in festivals and venues such as MA Scène Nationale (Montbéliard, France), the Sound Symposium (Newfoundland), Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound), IdeaCity, AGO, the Music Gallery (Toronto) and McGill University (Montreal).
Production Manager/Associate Technical Director
Recent Credits: The Cherry Orchard (Modern Times Theatre Company), The Wedding Party (Crows Theatre/National Arts Centre), Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest, The Wolves (Crows Theatre/Howland Company), Just for Laughs Festival Montreal, Veld Festival. Other Credits: Debra DiGiovanni Live!(Crow’s Theatre), Ipperwash (Native Earth Performing Arts/Blyth Festival); La Cecchina (Royal Conservatory of Music)
Other: Professor of Technical Production and Stage Craft at Sheridan College, Leadership Fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program
Currently: Interim Producer at Crow’s Theatre
Upcoming: The Boy in The Moon (Associate Lighting Designer, Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre), The Flick (Production Manager/Technical Director – Outside the March/Crow’s Theatre), Stars:Together (Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre), Julius Caesar (Production Manager/Technical Director – Crow’s Theatre)
Associate Production Manager, Technical Director
Wes is a set and lighting designer, production manager, and technical director. If it lights up, or gets screwed together, he’s your guy. Favourite credits include How Do I Love Thee (Angels and Heroes, Halifax – Set), The Woodcutter (Matchstick, Halifax – Set, Merritt Nominee), as well as the world premieres of I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv (Watah Theatre and Crow’s Theatre 2018 – Lights), and Gods Like Us by Osasu Oke (Theatre Nidana, Toronto 2018 – Lights) and The Little Prince Reimagined (Puzzle Piece, Toronto 2019 – Lights)
He is also a playwright, producer, and performer. His piece, Princess FreeWorld Democracy Live or: Your Princess is in Another Castle (Down The Well Productions – with Nancy Kenny), toured Canada in 2017.
He is the founding co-curator of Dark Day Monday, a Toronto-based monthly performance series featuring artists who break boundaries and defy expectation. @darkdaymonday,
Selected Credits: Philosopher’s Wife (Paradigm Productions); Prairie Nurse (Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse); Poison (Coal Mine Theatre); Salt-Water Moon (Factory Theatre, WhyNot Theatre, Mirvish); S H E E T S (Veritas Theatre); Late Night (ZoomerMedia, Theatre Brouhaha); Faust (Theatre by the Bay); Byhalia, Mississippi (Cue6 Productions).
When I was nine years old living in Zrenjanin, Serbia, my friends and I started creating plays and skits that we’d perform for our neighbourhood in front of the building I was raised in. I still dig it.
Gregory Sinclair is a multiple award-winning producer, director, educator and program innovator based in Toronto. He is currently Director of Audio Programs at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre.
Award-winning accomplishments include scripted audio drama series, musical programs for children, comedy, docudramas, documentaries, and award-winning films, presented on national broadcast and online platforms. His work in all media disciplines has earned more than 20 international prizes and distinctions, and he has consulted widely on approaches to digital distribution of live performance programming and live cross-platform interactive programming.
Robert Metcalfe is Broadcast Professional with a career spanning 20 years. Robert has held positions as a Videographer, Editor, Producer, Engineer, and Technical Producer. In recent years Robert has Brought his skills in Live Broadcast production to the world of live stream with the creation of his company Links Live Media he provides live multi-camera Production services. Through Vidcreek.com and Links Live Media Robert has had the pleasure of working on both large scale and small projects to bring new audiences the joy of live productions.
Lisa Marie DiLiberto
Lisa Marie is the recently appointed Artistic Director at Theatre Direct Canada where she is delighted to bring decades of experience creating and directing community engaged, site-specific, immersive and participatory theatre to to the helm of this esteemed TYA company. She is the founding Artistic Director of FIXT POINT and co-creator of The Tale of a Town, a multi-year theatre and digital media project developed in collaboration with the National Arts Centre. Between 2014 and 2017, The Tale of a Town toured to every province and territory in Canada gathering stories and creating performances which have inspired FIXT POINT’s animated series for TVO now airing its second season. Ms. DiLiberto is currently completing her graduate studies in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University, and she is on faculty at Centennial College where she teaches Clown and Acting. Past posts include Playwright-in-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille,
Associate Artistic Director at Jumblies Theatre and Education and Audience Development Coordinator at Canadian Stage. Lisa Marie is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France. Most importantly, Ms. DiLiberto is the proud mother of two wee boys who have toured more places than they will ever remember.