Staff

Beatriz Pizano

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Beatriz is an accomplished director and playwright. She is also an actor with more than twenty years of experience on stage, film and television. She is the 2009 winner of the prestigious John Hirsch Prize for Direction from the Canada Council for the Arts and the recipient of numerous awards and internships including The Ken McDougall Award for Direction, The Chalmers Fellowship, The Urjo Kareda Award (Tarragon Theatre), and The Metcalf Performing Arts Internship. She has been an Associate Artistic Director for Theatre Revolve and Nightwood Theatre. (more…)

Trevor Schwellnus

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Trevor is a Toronto-based scenographer – designing sets, lighting, and video for performance with independent artists. He is Artistic Producer of Aluna Theatre, and in 2009 – 2010 was Designer-in-Residence at the Theatre Centre. He directed, designed, and dramaturged Nohayquiensepa (Nooneknows) for Aluna Theatre, and designed La Comunión, Madre, and For Sale. He is currently developing a focus on the integration of artistic disciplines and intercultural practices through a Chalmers Fellowship. (more…)

Sue Balint

Sue has been working in arts management for the past decade, acting as producer for Modern Times Stage Company for several seasons and Theatrefront’s Dora award-winning play cycle, The Mill (Parts 1-4). She has also worked with visual artist/architect Philip Beesley, and most recently served as producer for SummerWorks’ Progress festival. Sue holds degrees in Theatre and Religion (Queen’s University) and Journalism (King’s College).

Rosa Laborde

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  • Playwright-in-Residence

According to the Toronto Star, Rosa is a young writer who “deserves both attention and respect” and NOW Magazine recently asked, “is there anything this multi-talented theatre artist can’t do?”

Her political drama Leo was mounted three times in Toronto before touring the rest of Canada. Leo was nominated for five Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding New Play and was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. (more…)

Board

Brian Damude

  • Chair

Paulie McDermid

  • Secretary

Natalie Alvarez

  • Vice Chair

Carla Melo

  • Treasurer

Rosa Delgado